Taras "Izzy" Prakapenka
Taras Prokopenko holds a Master of Law from Belarusian State University, studies at at Dniepropetrovsk Yeshiva (distance learning) and attends Jewish culture and history lessons in the Gomel Jewish Community in Belarus. His thesis on Talmudic law earned excellent marks and as a result it is used as part of a tutorial on Talmudic Studies. Taras runs his own legal practice and volunteers for the local Jewish community in different arenas. He is a Moishe House Gomel resident and a permanent idea generator and organizer of different activities. He has nine years of informal Jewish education experience. Tamas has participated in and organized numerous Jewish seminars and workshops for children and youth. Taras likes to read and is crazy about the Jewish history of Gomel. He plays guitar and his favorite occupation is friendraising. He is open-minded, humorous and is always ready to help others. He is able to inspire people. An idealist and maximizer, Taras is ready to change the world, starting with himself.