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Chanukah Food Aid Campaign Benefits Nizhny Novgorod Jews

The Synagogue in Nizhny Novgorod held a charity drive on 28 October, aimed at improving the lives of children from poor and underprivileged families. Carried out by the Jewish community of Nizhny Novgorod through the support of the Ohr Avner Foundation and 'Keren Edidut leyeladim in Russia and the CIS' headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, this initiative benefited 70 youngsters and their families, all of whom are under the age of 16 years.

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The Jews of Nizhny Novgorod go to the synagogue to get tzdaka and mezuzah

To be a Jew means to live according to the Laws of Torah, to build your life according to the commandments. There are such commandments, which we should fulfill every day. Among them you can find such important mitzvot as tsdoka and mezuzah.

Tsdoka is not just charity and assistance to the poor. «Tsdoka» is translated as “justice”. Each Jewish home needs a small box for charity, it’s also called “tsdoka”. Jews all over the world put there at least one coin Every day.

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