Kostroma: Jewish Institutions Reopened after Intensive Renovations


The FJC ‘Or Avner’ Jewish kindergarten, the communal Mikvah, and the famous historical Jewish museum of the riverside West Russian city of Kostroma,  have all been reopened recently in a festive event after undergoing repairs and renovations for the benefit of the city’s Jewish and general population.

The veteran Jewish community, lead by Rabbi and Mrs. Nisson Ruppo, has invested many efforts during the last few years in upgrading the communal facilities and institutions, resulting in an intense series of renovations that have taken the city’s kindergarten, mikvah, and museum to a new level.

“We see great importance,” says Rabbi Ruppo, “in investing everything possible in members of all ages in the Jewish community and beyond. Therefore, the recent upgrade of our institutions is of vital importance in our plan to accommodate each and every individual in our region.”

In the presence of city officials and dignitaries, the renovated institutions were reopened in a festive ceremony attended by many members of the local Jewish community. The cutting of the ribbon was followed by the affixing of the mezuzahs on the doors, and a grand tour of the premises by the participants.

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