Monday, November 20, 2017

Shabbaton EnerJew

EnerJew's teenage club plunged into the atmosphere of a Jewish home.

For the teenagers, a mini Shabbaton was organized on a visit to the Rabbanit Sara.

It was a very busy and interesting weekend! The teens participated in the preparation of the Shabbatna meal. Rabbanit Sara held a master class on cooking Sushi and Challah rolls.

Rabbanit Sara told the teenager about the Shabbat and the features of this day for the Jewish family, the relationships of family members and what the Torah says about it.

On Shabbat itself there were prepared funny games from the Rabbanit  and our community volunteers from Israel Shira and Yehudit.

Saturday night, after the Havdallah ceremony, the  teenagers together with the family of the Marozovs went to the bowling alley, and upon returning home they arranged a film with popcorn.

EnerJew teen's club expresses great gratitude to Rabban Sara for hospitality, interesting conversations and a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mazal Tov

For many years in our community the program of Rabbanit Sara "Mazal Tov" for newborns has been successfully functioning.

The goal of the program is to help mothers of newborns by providing all the necessaties for their newborns.

Two families of our community in Dmitrovgrad have given birth to beautiful girls, Rabbanit Sarah had congratulated them. They were delighted with such gifts !

Mazal Tov for the Nehogen family and Rrivov family!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Saturated Sunday with our guest from Dimitrovgrad.

This Sunday the Ulyanovsk Jewish Center was visited by a group of families from the nearby city of Dimitrovgrad. (A city in our region)

First they went with our communit volunteers to visit a clothing store, Russia's largest network, Gloria Jeans, where they could all cash a free certificate for the purchase of new fashionable winter clothes for children of their choice

Then in the Ulyanovsk Jewish Center, these families all received large packages with kosher products and sweets.

For children, a program was prepared together with the teenage club EnerJew, on a very topical topic: "Duties of parents in front of children and children in front of their parents."

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Charitable food and sweets packages.

As is tradition for the holidays, our community helps out families with children with glorious food and sweet packages.

More than 100 families became happy owners of large grocery packages, all of the most basic nessesities needed for families and even more.

The children were pleased with a huge number of sweets and goodies.

We express our deep gratitude to the charitable organization "Keren Yedidut", which supports the Jewish people and helps our community.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Shabbaton “REMK”

This past Shabbat, the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk hosted an amazing Shabbaton for a large group of youth from all over Russia.

The Shabbaton took place in the beautiful Barcelona hotel. It included all prayers, various workshops, lectures, meals, games, and social interaction. There was even a master class of Krav Maga!

The main guest speaker was Rabbi Yehoshua Raskin, who inspired the audience with his vast knowledge and humor.

The Shabbaton ended with a grand gala concert and banquet, on Sunday the 29th of October.

Festival of Jewish Culture comes to an end

VII Ulyanovsk Festival of Jewish Culture has come to an end this past Sunday, October 29th.

This was a full month long festival!

Representatives of organizations from all over Russia took part in the festival.

Within the framework of the festival, an exhibition of Israeli artists and photo artists, were held.

The famous Israeli violinist, Virtuoso Sani Kroytor, performed. The Shalom Theater, the only professional Jewish theater in Russia, performed as well.

Lovers of literature had an exhibition of books by Israeli writers and meetings with some of the authors themselves!

David Kobiashvili, the winner of the international competition of the Israeli song "Hallelujah", conducted a workshop on Israeli vocals.

Ulyanovsk central cinema had screenings of Israeli documentaries and films.

Famous speaker, Anatoly Wasserman, gave an intensive seminar on innovative technologies.

The festival was organized by community president, Mr. Igor Dabakarov, and with the support of the government of the Ulyanovsk region, the Ministry of Arts and the Ministry of Culture, the Federal Jewish National Cultural Autonomy, the Embassy of the State of Israel in the Russian Federation, and the Regional Center for Popular Culture.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Young future Rabbi's in Dmitrovgrad

Going in the footsteps of their parents, this Sukkot, Shlomo and Dovi Marozov traveled to Dmitrovgrad to conduct Sukkot!

Shlomo gave a nice speech explaining the Mitzvah of the ''4 species''.

While Dovi made a speech explaining the meaning of the ''Sukkah''

They both escorted everybody into the Sukkah to eat and make a blessing on the ''Sukkah'' and ''4 Species''.

The holiday event enjoyed extra spirit by having 2 special guest, community volunteers Yehudit and Shira from Israel!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Youth Sukkot

A group of young activist in the Ulyanovsk Jewish community organized for the youth theme Sukkot.

Red carpet, photo zone , wine and canapés, and of course a section with the four species to make a blessing on!

For youth was prepared entertainment program with themed games and award ceremony “Lulav of the year.”

But what is Sukkot without guests! The celebration was attended by guests that joined our community for Sukkot -from the USA and Israel.

The conclusion of the evening was the performance of rockband Contraband, playing in rock-n-roll style.

Everyone had a chance to make a blessing on the Sukkah, hear inspiring words, dance and have a fun time.

Simchat Torah 5778

Simchat Torah, a cheerful and bright holiday, the Ulyanovsk Jewish community celebrated at the Hillton Hotel.

Reading the last chapter and the first, dances with Torah and treats waited for all those who came.

For women, a master dance class was held from guests from Israel.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sukkot 5778.

Sukkot in Ulyanovsk has been very colorful, beginning with the construction of the largest Sukkah in the region by our youth.

Followed by many meals throughout the Holliday's for each particular group in the community. (Ladies, Men's Kollel, entrepreneurs, pensioners, youth etc).

For the first time our community implemented a project called 7+7+7.

Which means that our Sukkah tent was open from 7am to 7pm throughout the 7 days of the holiday,!!!

Members of our community could visit the largest Sukkah tent in order to make a blessing on the four speices and eat some cake in the Sukkah.

Sukkot is “Time of our joy” and our tent was really full of joy, we held two major concert in our large Sukkah tent!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Yom Kippur 5778

On the tenth day of the new year comes the day of atonement. The day when we ask forgiveness, we analyze our actions, our deeds, and try to correct our "mistakes".

The Jewish community in the city of Ulyanovsk preparations for Yom Kippur began in advance of the annual ceremony Kaparot and mailing, telephone calls in which members of the community talked about the day of atonement and the rules of fasting.

According to the observations, every year more and more Jews observe 25 hours of fasting. It was clear from the large number of people gathered in the synagogue for the evening prayer on the day of the end of the post.