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Chanukah in Nizhniy Novgorod style!
// 12.01.2009

On December 24th a festive concert with a special guest - a band from Israel – was organized in N.Novgorod Puppet Theatre.

Boys from primary and secondary Jewish school “Or Avner” were the first on the stage at the Chanukah concert. They lighted the Chanukia and after that performed a song “Lift up a candle” from the repertoire of American choir “Miami Boys”.

Then the leaders of Jewish community of Nizhniy Novgorod - Rabbi Shimon Bergman, the main rabbi of Volzhsky region, Eduard Chaprak, the chairman of Jewish Community of Nizhniy Novgorod and Susanna Turaeva, director of N.Novgorod Regional Jewish Cultural Autonomy - congratulated all the guests on Chanukah holiday.

But that was not an end of the festival. A group from Israel “Tsemid Reim” made the concert even more memorable and joyful! “Tsemid Reim” consists of two soloists, a keyboard and wind instrument players. As a part of their tour in Russia the Israeli group also had concerts in Novosibirsk, Sverdlovsk and Tomsk.

Jewish people of Nizhniy Novgorod enjoyed listening around ten famous songs in Hebrew including “Alleluia”, “Sevivon sof, sof, sof” and “Chanukia li yesh”.

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