Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Six o'clock on the eve of Shabuot a group of 25 enthousastic Jews gathered in our synagogue to attend what has become a community tradition every year on the eve of Shabuot: the "5th annual Torahthon!
Classes were given by Rabbi Yossi Marozov, and Rabbi Michoel Yedvabni, Cantor of the Choral Synagogue in Moscow.
The classes went on for all night!
Mr Boris Yevseiovitch Shtrikman a proud member of our community, and a war veteran in world war II celebrated his 90th birthday the 25th of June in our center. In honor of his birthday he received a card from non other then the Prime Minister of Russia Mr. Vladimir Purin, congratulating him and thanking him for his sacrifice during the war.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Over 150 People attended our 8th year Shavuot holiday, a holiday that was not know to the Jews of Ulyanovsk before the arrival of Rabbi Yossi and Suri Marozov.
Over 40 children joined a grand Ice cream party where they made Mount Sinai out of Ice cream!
The event began with a class from Rabbi Michoel Yedvabni, Cantor of the Moscow Choral Synagogue, followed by the reading of the 10 commandments, afterwards a grand Italian-style dairy Buffet prepared by the Rebbetzin and community volunteers.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Specifically for Passover, The Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk distributed food packages to 400 children and adults!
This was made possible by fund Or Avner, and fully sponsored by a fund "Keren Edidut" who regularly helps children of our community.
All products in the set are kosher for Passover. But most importantly - each received matzah and grape juice for the Passover seder at home!
For the first time ever, the Jews of Ulyanovsk experienced a five star Seder in the restaurant "Baku". Everyone was served hand made shmura matzah from Israel and four glasses of fine kosher wine. The grand meal included salmon, beef, lamb and chicken. Everybody followed along in their user friendly hagadda. The commentaries and lively songs made everyone feel part of the event.
Preparations began exactly four weeks before Pesach.
Calls were made to community members inviting them to our grand Seder and explaining the laws of Pesach. They were encouraged to come to the community center to buy Matzo and other products needed for Pesach. Each box of matzo contained a sticker with the minimum amount of matzo, wine and morar one must eat. In addition, people were given clear instructions on how to perform the Seder at home.
In the mail, everyone received instructions how to prepare their home for pesach and a Seder instruction sheet. All the prayers and instructions of how to do the passover seder was only on one paper!
Every year our ladies club gathers for a grand model seder.
This year we added two exciting additions to the program:
1) An intense crash course on "How to do Pesach" (brief history of Pesach, what may/may not be eaten, how to Kasher the Chometz dishes, clean the house etc).
2) A really fun contest! The women were split into four groups, given various kosher l'pesach products and had a contest to see which group made the tastiest dish. As it turned out, they all loved ALL the delicious new dishes and so everybody was a winner!