On Wednesday, November 9, our synagogue the city manager of Nizhny Novgorod Oleg V. Sorokin accompanied by his deputy of Dmitry P. Birman visited our synagogue.
The visit lasted for two hours and had begun from a view excursion about the synagogue for that the head of the city saw all our enormous activity for Jews of Nizhny Novgorod. After the excursion, all presenting people assembled in the conference-chamber by participation of respected members of the community. In the beginning of the meeting there gave a speech the Chief Rabbi of Nizhny Novgorod Shimon Bergman, who thanked the city manager for warm and cordial attitude of the city administration to our community. The Rabbi also invited Mr. Sorokin for a holiday concert dedicated to Chanukah. After that, there they showed a video of events carried out in our community and of its life. In addition, the head of the city warm told of а meeting with representatives of the Embassy of Israel in Moscow. For that meeting they had reached an agreement of strengthening cultural contacts between our city and the State of Israel. He also thanked us for our invitation to visit our community and promised to reinforce connection between his administration and our community. After his speech, the city manager answered questions by participants of the meeting. Then there was a speech by the president of the Jewish community of Eduard M. Chaprak. He from the bottom of his heart and on behalf of all the community thanked the city manager for his visit. In the end of the meeting, they photographed all presenting people with Mr. Sorokin and we said him “goodbye”.
In the meeting, there participated the Rabbi of Nizhny Novgorod of Shimon Bergman, the president of the community of Eduard M. Chaprak, chiefs of Jewish organizations of the city, friends and people helping the community.
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To see the video prepared for the meeting click here