Chaim Chesler said: "It is the second time we have held Limmud FSU in Minsk, and we are truly excited to be a part of this vibrant community with its rich Jewish history." Sandra Cahn, Limmud FSU co-founder added, "Hopefully, we'll continue to grow here, reach new heights, and break records for many years to come."
A central feature of the event was the dedication of a memorial plaque to Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul in Kovno during the war, who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, including the students of the Mir Yeshiva, and after the war was granted the title of "Righteous of the Nations." The plaque was installed on the former building of the Yeshiva on Holocaust day with the participation of Nobuki Sugihara, his son, who also gave a lecture on his father in the framework of Limmud.
Another highlight of the event was the opening of an exhibition on the life and work of Yitzhak Shamir the seventh Prime Minister of the State of Israel, who was born in Belarus. Taking part were his children, former Israeli Minister of agriculture Yair Shamir, and daughter, Gilada Diamant, as well as Herzl Makov, Shamir's former director of the office and chair of Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem – Limmud FSU's partner in this initiative.