То Keep in Mind and Never Forget

Every people, every country has their dates which are not celebrated or commemorated by other ones because everything has its own history. But there are such events which become significant and are commemorated in various countries. One of them is an enormous tragedy which was with the Jewish people in the years of the World War II. This tragedy has a few names: the Catastrophe, the Holocaust, the Shoah, but the essence is same, death of 6 millions Jews.

On January, 27, in the school of “Or Avner” in common with the Jewish National and Cultural Autonomy headed by Susanna D. Turaieva by informational support of the PR department of the machinery of the governor and the government of Nizhny Novgorod region they conducted mournful ceremony. To the school there came former Jewish young prisoners of ghettos and Nazi concentration camps. In our city there are only ten. They are already very old and not very healthy people, but they found time and power for visiting the school and talking with kids.

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The Great Miracle Happened with the Rabbi of Shimon Bergman

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, the Chief Rabbi of Nizhny Novgorod was returning to our city from Moscow where had been at a very important meeting with functionaries of a foundation who had helped us in building the synagogue by participating of the Chief Rabbi of Russia of Berl Lazar. Near the town of Vladimir in a very slippery length the car was suddenly removed aside, it turned over a few times and fell down to the ditch awry. Besides the Rabbi in the car there were Igor Yavorsky and two Israeli lads. All they got out of the car without of injuries! One of the boys for the crash was in the car without of footwear, jumped out without it too and was barefoot. In a few minutes at the same place one car was carried away too, but it did not turned over and stopped at the center strip. The lad who felt very cold at once sat into the car to warm himself…

A few cars stopped to help our victims and called workers of the State Vehicular Traffic Safety Inspectorate and of ambulance. Also to the place of the accident there came the President of the Jewish Community of the town of Vladimir of Lev R. Shamaiev. Simultaneously from Nizhny Novgorod there departed Boris Ye. Sherman to bring all victims home.

Owing to the accident the Rabbi of Shimon Bergman decided to invite Jews of Nizhny Novgorod to pass together one Shabbat according to all rules of Judaic faith, take part in a meal and be together on the Shabbat from the beginning to the end.

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Tens of Women Visited the Culinary Club

In the Center of Studying Judaism there opened a culinary club for women which will be work every month. On January, 14, in the synagogue there was the first assembly in which there took part tens of women. For the class they studied to cook Shabbat dishes including making salads and baking challah. The meeting was conducted by the Rabanit of Yael Bergman. The next assembly will be with the God’s help on February, 18. The subject of the class is “It is sweet in one’s mouth, it’s sweet in one’s heart.” They will be told of recipes of sweet dishes for the holiday of Purim.
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We wish Mazl Tov to Shimon Bergman in Honor of His 35th Birthday!

On Wednesday, Tevet, 27 (January, 13), the Chief Rabbi of Nizhny Novgorod of Shimon Bergman was 35.

On Sunday, January 17, in the banquet hall of the synagogue there assembled businessmen of the city, who support the Nizhny Novgorod Jewish Community very much, and also here there were friends and relatives of the Rabbi. All they celebrated this important event. Susanna D. Turaieva opened the party by her congratulations and wishes of good health and luck for the Rabbi of Shimon Bergman and the Rabbanit of Yael Bergman. Then Mrs. Turaieva invited the President of the Community Eduard M. Chaprak to deliver a congratulatory speech. After that the Rabbi of Shimon Bergman thanked all presenting persons for congratulations and wishes. Also he mentioned that there had recently been in Nizhny Novgorod a new brand: Businessmen of the city assembled every Shabbat in the synagogue to pray. Also he called everyone to visit the synagogue and to be a part of the Community what would be a spiritual gift for his birthday.

For the party all invited persons had an opportunity to congratulate the Rabbi. The party was in warm atmosphere at fine laid tables with tasty dishes. The excellent musicians of Leonid Bronshtein and Vitaly Yankov performed rousing Jewish songs and melodies.

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For the First Time in Nizhny Novgorod : in the Jewish Community There Created the Educational Center for All Ages Persons

The center which is created to the initiative of the Center of Studying Judaism and with the help of leaders of the Jewish community presents wide choice of lectures and courses for all ages persons. The majority of them will be taught in the building of the synagogue.

E.g. there will be Judaism, history, English for adults, Jewish English for kids, theater art for adults, culinary club for women etc.
The educational center published a brochure in which you can find the whole information of the courses and find out their cost. For downloading the booklet click here (4 Mb).

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It Is Warm, Comfortable and Food Is Tasty

The holiday of Chanukah is one of Light for centuries supporting in the Jewish people the sensation of the miracle. This year in Nizhny Novgorod Chanukah was celebrated by the ceremony of handing prize in the nomination of “Person of the Year”. In contradistinction to a lot of such events its laureates are not winners of any contest where there are losers. For this ceremony they told of people without whose activity the community would have lived absolutely differently. The celebration was in the situation of a large family where everything exists for the common weal.

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