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Celebration of Bar- and Bat-Mitzvahs in Nizhny Novgorod
// 02.06.2009

On Sunday, May, 31 in a banquet hall of the synagogue among laid tables there was very emotional festival for four boys and four girls by reason of their entering the world of commandments. Accordingly to the Jewish tradition boys from age of 13 and girls from age of 12 are regarded as adults and hence they should observe commandments like all adults.

The event went off accordingly to the initiative of the school of “Or Avner” and was conducted by its mistress of Marina L. Pashton. Also there took part parents and other relatives of the kids. For the festival the kids sang and danced, imparted their opinions of maturity. They were congratulated by the Chief Rabbi of the Nizhny Novgorod region of Shimon Bergman and the President of the Jewish community of Eduard M. Chaprak.

"Translated by Mark Gart".

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