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Passover in Minsk 

For the second year in a row, seven members of the Young Leadership Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta will experience Passover in the former Soviet Union. The trip will take place April 16-23.

YLC Director Stacy Garland says the Atlanta group and Israeli counterparts hope to gain a better understanding of Jewish life abroad by meeting with city officials, visiting local Jewish organizations and participating in Seders, the Jewish Passover celebration.

"It's such an honor for me to be able to share my experience as a free Jew, something we take for granted, with people over there who are starving for Judaism," said Garland. "Some will say prayers for the first time. It's amazing."

Highlights of the trip include visiting the Hesed Yehuda (the Jewish welfare organization), the homes of elderly Jews and the Minsk Jewish Community.

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