“Yiddishkeit” in Moscow continues to grow, with three new synagogues and JCC’s opening just in time for the High Holy Days. Three beautiful Torah scrolls were also dedicated to these synagogues, joining the 30 already active Jewish community centers throughout the capital city of Moscow. The new JCC’s initiated and developed by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar.
The first synagogue was opened at the MGIMO University, the largest in Russia, where many Jewish students study. The synagogue was opened after long and intensive work by the Rabbi Shimon Krasnodomsky with the local students, whose hearts he has managed to win over. His events are well attended by the students throughout the year.
The second synagogue was opened in the Mitischi neighborhood, by the rabbi Boruch Bentzion Gorwitz together with rabbi Yochanan Kosenko, a graduate of theeducational institutions of Moscow. It is the first phase of a much larger project which will continue to develop in the future.
An additional synagogue, was opened in the Sokol neighborhood by the local rabbi Boruch Kleinberg, who has been actively working with Russian Jews over many years.
The new Torah scrolls were brought to their new homes in MGIMO, Mitischi, and Sokol with great joy.
Photos by: Levi Nazarov