On January, 29th representatives of the Jewish community, the Chief rabbi of Nizhny Novgorod Shimon Bergman, local yeshiva rabbi Menahem Rabinovitz and the leader of youth club Oleg Sharno meat with management of the Nizhniy Novgorod oblast Central administrative board of execution of punishments.
The Jewish community has addressed with the offer to organize for prisoners-Jews of a meeting with representatives of a community with the purpose of rendering by it of the help and familiarizings with the Jewish tradition.
As a result of negotiations with management of Central administrative board of execution of punishments data on 11 citizens of the Jewish nationality who are serving time in territory of the Nizhniy Novgorod area have been transferred to leaders of the Jewish community. And also the arrangement on an opportunity to meet them has been reached, to transfer the Jewish literature, prayer books, gifts and kosher meal by holidays.
"All Jews are responsible the friend for the friend " one of laws of our people says. The care to the Jews, appeared isolated from native and the Jewish environment is especially important. The help of a community, we hope, will warm their hearts, will direct their soles to G-d.