MOSCOW, Feb. 17 (JTA) — In its 10 years of operating in the former Soviet Union, Hillel has reached thousands of Jewish students.
Now it's trying to reach more.
The move comes as an official recently appointed to head the international Jewish campus group's operations in Russia offered a frank assessment of Hillel's success at reaching students.
"I cannot say we have been that effective in engaging students," said Anna Purinson, director of Russian Hillel, arguably the largest and the most-established group here that works with Jewish college students. "Even today we come across Jewish students to whom Judaism is a shock."
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