Hundreds of Jews Visited the Synagogue on the Yom Kippur

In Jewish Community of Nizhni Novgorod synagogue they felt the atmosphere of the Day of Atonement. For the prayer of ‘Kol Nidrei’ there were more than 100 people. In the prayer of ‘Yzkor’ there were taking part more than 200 Jews. By night before finishing the fasting for the prayer of ‘Neila’ and blowing the shofar there also arrived more than 100 persons.

The Rabbi of the region of Shimon Bergman noted with satisfaction that it is a jolly feeling the synagogue filled by Jews including kids and young people like in all Jewish communities of the world.

Also there is finishing preparation for the holiday of Sukkoth. In the yard of the synagogue they are installing a Sukkah where they are inviting all Jews of Nizhny Novgorod.

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The Gratitude for Rescue

‘The Nizhny Novgorod Jewish Community thanks the heroes for courage shown for fire extinguishing in summer of 2010.’ This was the name of the event which was on September, 14, and was dedicated to awarding firemen who showed fortitude for fire extinguishing this summer.

The event was in the fire brigade 5. Here there came the Chief Rabbi of Shimon Bergman, the President of the community of Eduard M. Chaprak, and also a representative from Moscow. For taking gratifying official documents and money prizes they invited workers of the system of a detachment of the Federal Anti-fire Service in Nizhny Novgorod.

This event had repercussions in media and was reported not only in TV but in the press.

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The Visiting New-York

Every year before the Rosh Hashanah a group of Jews led by the Rabbi of Berl Lazar flies to New-York for a short time. For the trip the group visited the synagogue and the grave of the Lubavich Rebe, did an excursion about Manhattan and a lot of other things. From Nizhny Novgorod there went out a group led by the Rabbi of Shimon Bergman.
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Again to School

There comes fall. Schools revive, are decorated and meet beloved students being in hurry to the holiday line.

It is the first of September! For some kids it is the start of a new stage of life, for others it is returning the home ‘family’, a school. For the school of ‘Or Avner’ this September is also is an anniversary: ten years ago sharp the school at the first time opened wide the doors to students too. So the holiday was especially ceremonial. Senior students prepared a jolly program in which accordingly to the tradition there were taking part all the kids, the teachers and the school administration. Performing songs and poems we admitted to our harmonious community 11 first-graders. Almost all of them were prepared serious in the Sunday school, so they felt like at home and were taking part in the festival with pleasure.
At the line there also were a number of guests: representatives of the city administration and the synagogue, parents of the kids, young persons who had been students of various institutions of higher education of our city. And surely there were graduates a lot of who had come from Israel.

The Rabbi of Nizhny Novgorod Menchem Rabinovitz congratulated all with the new school year and year 5771 to come.

In conclusion of the festive event and the tasty dinner for little boys and girls of the first grade there came clowns and continued the jolly festival. The kids of middle grades went to the excursion to the Museum of Timber Architecture, and the senior students visited the Fine Arts Museum. There they enjoyed masterpieces of the Russian painting.

We congratulate the teachers, the students and their parents with the new school year!

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The Nizhny Novgorod Jewish Community Celebrated the Rosh ha-Shanah

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 from showing the movie that summed up last year activity of the Nizhny Novgorod Jewish 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 started a 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.

To see the photos and the film click the total article.

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The New Jewish Calendar of the Nizhny Novgorod Jewish Community for 5771

Every year the Nizhny Novgorod Jewish Community publishes a calendar especially for our city.
In the calendar there were marked dates of Jewish holidays and Nizhny Novgorod time of ignition of Shabbat and holiday candles. Also there are congratulations with the Jewish New Year by the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region and the Mayor of the city.

The calendar is designed by illustrations by the world known artist of Alex Levin. You may buy the calendar in the synagogue. If parishioners of the synagogue take part in prayers of Tishrei they will get the calendar free.

To download the electronic version click here
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There Published Issue 22 of the Paper of “Be Yachad” Dedicated to the Rosh Ha-Shanah

In the paper there is information of holiday events in the synagogue to come, photos from the kids camp of ‘Gan Isroel’, news of our community, various interviews etc.

The paper is mailed all Jews of the city. Also you can download the electronic version of the paper clicking here.

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The Congratulation by the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region of V.P. Shantsev

Dear friends!

Accept the most sincere congratulations with the holiday of Rosh Ha-Shanah!

The symbol of the beginning of the New Year is rooted in the thousand –years history of a most ancient peoples of the Earth as recognition of the great life –giving and optimistic power.
On this day people celebrate finishing an outgoing year. They draw a line under all what is achieved and experienced from the moment of the last celebration. And surely they greet the time to come because it shows new opportunities and prospects, bears good hopes for happiness and well-being.

This holiday of peace and joy is destined to keep the cultural, spiritual and moral base of the people, to fill their hearts by love to their neighbors, by faith in triumph of the true values.
I wish you health, sincere affection and concord to your homes, progress in all your undertakings, understanding and support from your relatives and friends!

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The Congratulation by the Department of Culture of Nizhny Novgorod

We are congratulating all members of the Jewish community of the Nizhny Novgorod synagogue with coming of the New Year of 5771 accordingly to the Jewish calendar. It is your national holiday of Rosh Ha-Shanah! The New Year is the favorite holiday of all peoples, a holiday of joy and hope, of friendly contacts. Finally it is a family holiday.

National, cultural and religious traditions being kept by Nizhny Novgorod Jews for a long time order people to give these days with especial care joy to their neighbors and to bring peace and concord to all persons.

Observance of such splendid customs by all national communities good-neighborly living in our ancient and beautiful city serves to development of productive inter-religious dialog in the modern society.

We wish you on the New Year days of the Rosh Ha-Shanah progress in all your undertakings, prosperity and family happiness!
The Administration of Nizhny Novgorod. The director of the Department S.A. Gorin.

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