Thursday, June 30, 2016

Annual Teen Shabbaton 2016








It has become a tradition to host a Shabbaton, at the end of June, for our teenagers club! This year was no exception. As opposed to renting a place, due to lack of funds, it took place at the Rabbi's home. The teenagers had an incredible time! This might have been their best shabbaton ever! 

The teens enjoyed a beautiful outdoor Friday night meal with delicious food and singing. The night continued with exciting contests and games. After enjoying a light Shabbos morning breakfast, the teens went to Shul. For some, it was their first time at Synagogue services. After the Shabbat meal, the teens enjoyed a scenic walk alongside the Volga River. Shabbat afternoon was filled with sports, games and contests. Towards the evening, the teens enjoyed a number of classes with Rabbi Yossi Marozov, Chief Rabbi of Ulyanovsk. 

The Havdalah ceremony was held outdoors by Mr. Igor Dabakarov with music, song and dancing, followed by a bonfire and a Kumzits till the wee hours of the morning. 

Sunday included a trip to laser tag and a barbecue. 

We would like to thank all of our many regular donors for helping cover the cost of this Shabbaton.

Six annual summer day camp a Major success









So ended our 6th annual summer children's day camp Gan Israel Ulyanovsk. Which is always held for 3 weeks during June.

In addition to studying the history, traditions and customs, the children made crafts played many games, sports, competitions, races, quizzes, and traveled almost daily to parks and excursions. 

Excursions includes: the Dinosaur Park, the zoo, Einstein Museum, Youth theatre, Go-karts, amusement park, "Adrenaline" rope course, and a ferry ride!

Crafts included: stuffed toys, baking Challa, buns, and cookies, planted flowers, beads, candlesticks for the Sabbath, and the star of David. 

As in previous years, Rabbi Yossi Marozov personally taught the morning classes for children. 

The counselors were all members of our teenagers club ''EnerJew''.

EnerJew day, was a full fun day organized by the coeordinators of our teens club ''EnerJew'', On that day, the children took part in many competitions, and games, they received prizes. 

Throughout the camp children to earn play money that can be cashed in the camp souvenir shop. 

Of course, the children were very sorry that the camp ended, but the summer is not over, many kids are eagerly awaiting the our overnight camp in Samara, which is being organized by our community in conjunction with other communities of the greater Volga regions.

Special thanks goes to our day camp director Olga Misura, and to Rabbanit Sara who wrote the camp schedule and themes.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Lecture by Rabbi Shimon Muraviev





In this Tuesday, June 21, our community was honored by the visit of the Maggid of Germany - Rabbi Shimon Muraviev.

The rabbi gave lectures for students of all ages in our community - for young people, for women and for men.

This time, the topics of the lectures were "Do you believe in angels? Angelology in Judaism. Inspiring stories, spodvigaet to recognize the presence of a higher power in our everyday life "and" Cheeseburger - as a tool of stupefying the masses. On the motivation of the spiritual diet of kosher food practice. "

The audience enjoyed the lectures, and the young people do not even want to let Rabbi Shimon on the plane!

We are very grateful to Rabbi Shimon that he came to our community and had such wonderful lectures!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Shavuot 5776


Last Sunday, our community celebrated an important holiday - Shavuot - the day of giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai! 

Traditionally on this day to listen to the 10 Commandments, and all the Jews commit themselves to learn Torah. 

We were lucky that the second year in a row on this holiday to us comes a unique guest, a famous lecturer, Rabbi Yehoshua Raskin from Israel. 

On Saturday evening, when the holiday of Shavuot begins, 15 people, together with Rabbi Raskin and Rabbi Yosef Marozov studied Torah until the morning! 

On Sunday, we held our seventh annual Torathon (Torathon - is a marathon which assumes a lot of lectures in a row). We made it possible for people to learn Torah all day! 

In the afternoon we held our 10th consecutive Shavuot event: we read the 10 commandments from the Torah, followed by an amazing Italian dairy Buffet. With various exotic cuisines by Rebbetzin Suri Marozov.

The next day, Yizkor memorial prayer, in which the number of participants exceeded 50 people in our little synagogue!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

WE DID IT!!!!!



Thanks to you, our dedicated and generous supporters, we completed a very successful fundraising campaign! We raised $32,000 for our Kollel, which has been put in a special account and will be divided into 12 months.

In addition, we raised $13,252 which will help cover some of the costs of our day camp which is starting this Tuesday and cover some of the outstanding costs of our preschool and Hebrew school from March - June.

Many of our friends and family asked if they can still donate. The answer is: YES! If you didn't have a chance to donate, you still can. Every dollar will go to help the children in our summer camp, preschool, Shabbatons, seminars and other educational projects.

To donate click here

Or go to our website jewishul.com

Thank you!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Educational campaign, here we go!!!

 Educational campaign!!!

Dear friends,

HERE WE GO!

We can make it together!!!

Only 24 hours to raise $52k! Your money will be doubled and quadrupled!

Click here to donate

PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK WITH YOUR FRIENDS NOW!!!

Saving hundreds of souls, one at a time!

Thanks,

Rabbi Yossi and Suri Marozov
Ulyanovsk Russia

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Educational campaign!!!

 Educational campaign!!!


Dear friends,

We have the opportunity to raise a total of $52,000 in only 24 hours!

One year ago, we established a men's evening Kollel, followed by a women's Sunday Kollel.

As of today, hundreds of Jews are enrolled to our various educational institutions. We must continue with all of our vital institutions next year! click here 

A group of generous benefactors have agreed to QUADRUPLE every dollar you donate within a 24 hour period.

$50 becomes $200

$100 becomes $400

And so on!

Amazing! Please be our partner!

Please donate this Tuesday, June 7th.

THE DONATE LINK WILL BE SENT OUT WHEN WE BEGIN! STAY TUNED!

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Lag B'Omer







On May 26, we celebrated Lag B'Omer, in a specially rented resort "Albatross", which is on the bank of the Volga River.

The celebration was attended by about 70 community members of all ages, for which 2 buses have been organized. The bus left from the community center at 17:00 and 18:00 for the convenience of the guests. 

The festive program included exciting games and competitions.

While the guests were treated to a delicious BBQ and authentic Bukharian Plof, Rabbi Yosef Marozov spoke about the holiday and the lessons we can use for our daily lives.

It was a fun and relaxed atmosphere and the participants enjoyed celebrating this holiday with family and friends!

Shavuot


Dear friends!

We celebrate Shavuot, the holiday of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

On Sunday, June 12th at 16:00, the Rabbi will read the 10 commandments which will be followed by a delicious Italian dairy buffet.

Our annual Torathon will be held on this day! Lectures will be given by the well known lecturer, Rabbi Yehoshua Raskin, from Israel!

Lecture Schedule:

11:15 - 13:15 "Long live King David! The Secret Shield of David!"

14:00 - 15:45 "Besht (Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov) and Shavuot holiday, giving of the Torah.

16:00 - 17:45 "Children in the synagogue on Shavuot. Our children - our guarantors"

Between the lectures, there will be a scrumptious Italian dairy coffee break.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Maggid comes to town!





Three months ago Ulyanovsk was lucky to begin hosting a new project ''Maggid'', each month a Russian speaking Maggid (Itinerary preacher) will arrive from Moscow, Israel etc. To give a lecture to our youth. This project is sponsored by youth movement ''Yachad''.

In addition to the youth other categorical groups in the community (I.e. woman's Kollel, Businessmen club etc) will also receive a lecture when the Maggid arrives! 

This past week Rabbi Shimon Linev, criminal lawyer and Rabbi of the Georgian Synagogue in Moscow arrived! The youth just loved his lecture!

After the youth he was invited to the house of one of our Businessmen who was hosting the monthly business club farbreingen in his home. The Gathering was in honor of Mr. Loshenko taking upon himself to begin putting on Tefilin every day! 

Rabbi Linev pointed out, that although he is too busy to read all of his emails, he eagerly awaits our monthly news updates, he makes sure to read about all the amazing stuff going on in Ulyanovsk!

Summer clothes certificates for over 100 families!






The summer begins now, many children have outgrown their last years Summer clothes, but few families in Ulyanovsk could truly afford to buy their children the full wardrobe needed for the summer! 

Thanks to the ''fellowship foundation'' over one hundred families received certificates to buy nice trendy clothes for their families in Russia's largest famous family clothing chain store "Gloria Jeans''. 

This year Rabbi Yossi Marozov lobbied to extend this program for the families of the city Dmitrovgrad, a city in Ulyanovsk Oblast. 

In total nearly a half million Rubles ($8,000) worth of Certificates was handed out this May! 

This is of course in addition to a similar amount of food handed out to families before Pesach in the month of April. 

We truly thank our donor's at the humanitarian fund ''the Jewish Christian Fellowship Foundation'', and its coordinator in Russia "Fund Or Avner''.