The Jewish Museum Director General, the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia
Alexander Moiseyevich Boroda was born on July 2, 1968 in Moscow. After school he was called up for military service to the Soviet Army and did his military service in the navy. He graduated from the All-Union Distance Learning Institute of Technology majoring in mine surveying. He participated in the building of the following metro-stations: Konkovo, Teply Stan, Bibirevo, Altufyevo. By the Moscow government ordinance Alexander Boroda was awarded the title of the Honorable Builder of Moscow.
In the second half of the 90s under his auspices the building of the Moscow Jewish Community Center, the biggest one in Eastern Europe started, it was finished in 2000. Starting from that year A.M. Boroda was already the Executive Vice-President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.
On February 19, 2008, Alexander Boroda was elected to the presidency of the organization by the congress delegates at the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia Congress plenary meeting. During these years under his auspices the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia became a strong uniting center maintaining tangible functioning of all the main aspects of the communal life: religious, educational, cultural and social.
In 2008 under his supervision the medical and charity centers started to work, they help the disadvantaged population in different social spheres.
In 2012 Alexander Boroda, the FJCR President, and Berl Lazar, the chief rabbi of Russia, initiated the opening of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.
Alexander Moiseyevich Boroda is the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center Director General.
Married, father of five children.
Borukh Gorin was born on January 8, 1973, in Odessa in the family of employees.
In 1989 he graduated from the Young Journalist School in Odessa.
In 1990–1994 he studied at the Ecclesiastical Academy (yeshivah) in Moscow. Upon graduation he gained the status of rabbi.
In 1991 he founded and headed Lechaim, the literature-publicistic magazine, and the same-name publishing house.
From 1999 he heads the FJCR Public Relations Department.
From 2000 he is heading the press relation service of Berl Lazar, the chief rabbi of Russia.
Married, the father of 6 children.
Borukh Gorin about himself:
“Until 16 I lived in Odessa. And it influenced me considerably. Even now I feel that I am the inhabitant of Odessa though I have been living in Moscow most of my life. During the stagnant years of my childhood mezuzahs were hanging in my house and Pesah was celebrated by the book. So I am a Paschal Jew from Odessa. As any inhabitant of Odessa I set up well – I make my living with my favorite pastime – reading. I published a lot of books, some I wrote and some translated. The event of my life is my meeting with Lubavitchsky Rebe. First virtually and then it became real. His views of the mission of a human together with the Odessa joviality made me myself.”