The Nizhny Novgorod Jewish Community Celebrated the Rosh ha-Shanah // 14.09.2010
On September, 8, Wednesday, hundreds of Jews assembled in the synagogue to celebrate the New 5770th Year of the creation of the first human being. The event started fromshowing the movie that summed up last year activity of the Nizhny NovgorodJewish Community. After the showing students of the school of “Or Avner” sang songs dedicated to the Rosh ha-Shanah. Congratulations were said by the Chief Rabbi of Shimon Bergman, the President of the community of Eduard M. Chaprak and the deputy of the City Duma of Dmitry P. Birman. Then women lit holiday candles and there starteda holiday prayer. After that there were Kiddush and a traditional New Year meal where there were apples with honey, pomegranates etc. Also there was a buffet table. For the festival everyone was handed a gift and a calendar of the community.