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For the Baltics, BJN provides a sense of Unity

Baltic Jewish Network is a Junction-affiliated program, organized by a group of dedicated young professionals from the Baltics. Learn from the experience of two BJN attendees about what the network means to them!

Interview with Lena Glazeris

Lena Glazeris

Q. What is unique about BJN?

A. The special concept of the event. It’s unique for the Baltics to give the possibility for young Jewish professionals to get together, network and learn useful things for their jobs/businesses.

Q. What does the Baltic Jewish Network look like?

A. People with the same purpose come together, we communicate, create connections and business relations. The lecturers are all high level.

Q. How does BJN make you feel more connected Jewishly?

A. All participants are Jewish. It creates the feeling, that you can always find support in your work because we are people, that have always helped each other.

Lena Glazeris 2

Q. What was a highlight of BJN for you?

A. The workshops about using robotics and virtual/augmented reality in everyday life and business. This was something completely new for me and opened a whole new world of ideas.

Q. What ideas have you gotten from BJN to bring back to your community?

A. First of all, I got many ideas for my work. Together with that, I realized, that it’s important to do such events also on local base and maybe even by professions.

Interview with Mihail Tsistjakov

Mihail Tsistjakov 2

Q. What is unique about BJN?

A. The most unique about the BJN are the people. We all have different professions or businesses, different interests, but we are all Jewish and here we look for the ways to collaborate on

Q. What does the Baltic Jewish Network look like?

A. It’s attractive. There are a lot of opportunities to learn and create connections. You can develop your brain, have fun, socialize. The place was really nice and the organization was on a very good level.

Q. How does BJN make you feel more connected Jewishly?

A. BJN gives the feeling of unity, of belonging to the same people and the urge to look for ways to support each other.

Mihail Tsistjakov

Q. What was a highlight of BJN for you?

A. The stand up performance and the workshop the guy did on creative thinking, branding etc. Also the finances – the opportunity to see how non-standard thinking can be implemented in investments.

Q. What ideas have you gotten from BJN to bring back to your community?

A. That networking is everything. With a strong network of people with common purpose, you can achieve a lot.

Baltic Jewish Network is a Junction-affiliated program, organized by a group of dedicated young professionals from the Baltics. Baltic Jewish Network Weekend is a unique 3-day conference in which Russian-speaking trainers will lead sessions for young people in various professional fields. These young people are Russian-speaking Jews from all over the world.

Read more about BJN at their website! http://www.balticjewishnetwork.eu/