Tuesday, January 26, 2016
A separate gathering for men, and a separate for woman were held in our Center in honor of 15th of Shvat - new years for the trees.
At the gathering! 15 types of fruit were served. With some rare exotic fruits.
Our main guest was Rabbi Yackov Sominsky, of Veliki Novgorod. Who spoke and sang Negunim!
The events was held in memory of Reb Shmuel Dovid ben Yerachmiel (Grandfather of our Rabbi - Yossi Marozov).
Friday, January 22, 2016
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Friday morning the guest arrived to the nicest cabin resort in Ulyanovsk, after receiving their rooms, they gathered in a grand hall called the ''Chanukah House'' in their they had a master class watching fresh pressed olives, learning how olive oil is actually made!
This was followed by a host of fun workshops in the ''Chanukah House'' Workshops included: 1- make your own Menorah 2- decorate candles, 3- bake Challah, 4- decorate cookies and doughnuts, 5- driedle keychains!
At 3:00pm begins the winter Shabbat in Ulyanovsk, nearly one hundred Chanukah Menorah's and Shabbos candles were lit! Each participant receiving a present of Chanukah Chocolate from Chief Rabbi to Ulyanovsk - Yossi Marozov.
Lecture, Kabbalat Shabbat and a grand meal was lead by Rabbi Yehushaya Raskin - from Israel.
Friday late at night we had a Chanukah Casino, where we played various driedle games and enjoyed doughnuts and latkes.
Shabbos morning buffet breakfast was followed by a lecture, prayers and the reading of 3 Sifrei Torah! in honor of 1-Shabbat, 2-Chanukah, 3- Rosh Chodesh.
Saturday night a grand Havdalah ceremony and candle lighting was followed with a grand banquet and concert with life musicians from Petersberg!
This event was partially sponsored by fund "Meromim".
Over 700 people backed the concert hall for our grand Chanukah Concert named: "Kosher Rhythms" - a combination of Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Classic music by Igor Dabakarov and the "nefesh band".
The Governor of Ulyanovsk, Mr. Sergei Ivanovitch Marozov, opened up the evening with greeting the whole community with a Happy Chanukah!
He said that Chanukah is a holiday for all people, not only Jews, as it represents the victory of light over darkness and goodness over evil.
He presented four community volunteers with a badge of honor!
Chief Rabbi of Ulyanovsk Rabbi Yossi Marozov went up on stage to publicly thank the governor for all of his amazing work in creating one of the most tolerant regions in the whole world, after which he offered the Governor to light the first candle - the Shamosh, which he kindly accepted. afterwords the Governor took the microphone and said, "lets not forget that I must be good friends with the Jewish community, after all the Rabbi and I share the same last name - Marozov!"