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Lev Samovski

Education:

Tbilisi State University, Journalist faculty.

Present occupation:

he Head of information department of JAFI  representation in Georgia, the  editor of newspaper “SHALOM”;

In the 90-s started the underground "samizdat"  Jewish digest "Shalom”- the first Jewish edition in the Caucasus region, than   continued with the first Jewish youth magazine in the USSR "Paamon" (the Bell).

At the same time was one of the founders of the first Jewish organizations in Georgia, "Dereh Yehudi" (Way of the Jew) and "Aviv". Was a delegate to the first congresses of VAAD. In April 1992, started publishing the first, after 70 years of communist era, Jewish newspaper "Shalom",  in Georgia and Transcaucasia, which is 20 years old. Took part in the first European Congress of the Jewish press in Brussels in 2010, is mentioned in an international directory "Who is who in Jewish press", twice participated in the international congresses of Jewish Media in Jerusalem. Have many publications in Jewish and non-Jewish Media.

For many years take an active part in community life, have extensive experience in organizing community events and  realizing  Alia,  education and publishing  projects   under the sponsorship of the Jewish Agency.  Member of the public forum of the  leaders of ethnic communities in Georgia.  Speak Russian, Georgian, English and Hebrew.

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