Executive Director of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry

In his role of the executive director of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry, Victor Vitkin leads efforts to inspire Russian-speaking teens and young adults to become effective community leaders fortified by Jewish knowledge and a commitment to the future of the Jewish people. Previously, he served as an emissary of the Jewish Agency for Israel to North America, developing and implementing educational initiatives, international missions and leadership development programs. He also served as the executive director of One Plus One, a nonprofit organization serving new immigrants in Israel. He holds an MBA with a focus in strategic management from Georgetown University and an MA in communications from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.