History in Novosibirsk, Russia: Chief Rabbi Zalman Zaklas announced the opening of the very first kosher restaurant in Novosibirsk. The new eatery, named “Jerusalem Cafe'” offers a well rounded menu of kosher dishes and is centrally located in the Bait Menachem Community Center. The restaurant offers hot and cold entree’s, salads, soups and desserts. ,
Hundreds of guests participated in the gala opening ceremony, including the Minister of Culture, public and government officials and media persons. Gil Hovev, a popular chef from Israel, flew in to celebrate the milestone, and gave a cooking workshop at the event.