Vadim Blumin is one of the founders of the 1.5 Generation: Russian-speaking Young Adults group and a member of the Content Committee of Limmud-FSU bringing the young voice of the second generation immigrants from Russia to Israel. Today, he serves as the director of the “Mandel Program for Excellence”. In the past he was a content and training specialist at Makom, the Strategic Content Lab of the Jewish Agency, and headed its education department in St. Petersburg, Russia. He served also as the executive director of 1+1: Association of Immigrant Youth, was alumni of the GVANIM program for pluralism and leadership, as well as the JDC-ELKA training program for directors-general of voluntary organizations. Vadim lives in Ramat Gan with his husband, Roman, and their daughter, Danielle.