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Manashe Khaimov

Manashe is an Adjunct Professor in Jewish Studies, with a specialty in History and Culture of the Bukharian Jews at Queens College. Manashe was born in a city along the Silk Road, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where his ancestors lived for over 2000 years, which makes Manashe’s Jewish identity simultaneously Bukharian, Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian speaking.

Manashe Khaimov is the Director of Community Engagement and Development at Queens College Hillel where he focuses on building a real diverse Jewish community, creating Sepharadi and Mizrahi Leadership pipeline while expanding Sepharadi and Mizrahi student life programs at five CUNY Hillel campuses and hopefully nationwide.

He is a fourth generation community organizer who is founding director and social innovator of the Bukharian Jewish Union, the founder of AskBobo.org, the only Bukharian online dictionary online platform and the founder of The Jewish Silk Road Tours ™ walking tours in NYC. Manashe launched MEROS: Center for Bukharian Jewish Research & Identity at Queens College Hillel. Manashe is a member of the 3rd cohort of UJA-Federation of NY Ruskay Fellows, and served as the Chair of Public Relations & Marketing and Chair of Fundraising & Development Committees at Limmud FSU US. Manashe is a recipient of the NY Jewish Week “36 Under 36”, and TimesLedger Newspaper's “Queens Impact Award.” He is an alumnus of the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship for International Jewish Leaders. Manashe earned a BA from Baruch College and an MSW from Hunter College in Community Organizing Planning and Development. Manashe has presented on the history of the Bukharian Jews at numerous communities all around the United States and beyond including in Canada, Uzbekistan, Limmud South Africa (2018), and recently came back from Limmud FSU Vienna (2020).

My Presenters Sessions

Sunday, February 16

3:30pm EST

5:00pm EST