Leadership Fellowship goes to BAKU

Our Leadership Fellowship team travels to Baku, exploring Gorsky roots in the land of fire.

Leadership Fellowship is a RAJE/ Beit Juhuro organized, elite program, uniquely designed for Gorsky-Kavkazi Jewish students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 enabling them to explore and experience their Gorsky Jewish identity and develop their own unique leadership potential. After 20 weekly sessions that took place from November 2018- May 30th 2019, the graduates are rewarded with free trip to Baku.

The weather is great, everyone is exited, we are ready to rock Baku!

Here are is Leadership Fellowship group chilling in the park outside this funky, modern Flame Tower buildings next to the Sehindler Xyabani mosque, enjoying the Azeri atmosphere after. The towers were build by the famous Iraqi-British female architect named Zaha Hadid, and it’s very futuristic-looking!

After a long day we enjoyed Azerbaijani food in a traditional ambiance at the new kosher restaurant called 7/40. We had the honor to meet German Zacharyev, president of the STMEGI and Paul Packer, commissioner for preservation of America’s Heritage abroad. They joined us for dinner.

Deepening friendships at beautiful sights and quality time with Rabbi Ephraim.

Sitting in the shade of the Flame Tower in shadİçəri Şəhər ( Icheri Sheher), the Old City of Baku. The Old City, together with the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Falme Tower were classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.

 A simply amazing trip!