Yeshiva to Open in Russian Muslim City

History in the Muslim Republic in Russia: Grand Opening of New Yeshiva of Religious Studies for Jewish Youth in the Muslim Republic of Tatarstan

There is great excitement in the Jewish community in the city of Kazan, as preparations are underway for the grand historical event that will take place this Wednesday. Kazan is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, which is Russia’s largest Muslim republic.

The new Yeshiva building is situated on the same parcel of land as the city’s Central Synagogue. It has a large, beautiful study halls that were renovated and adapted to meet the educational needs of the institution, by philanthropist Mr. Dovid Aminov of Moscow.

The establishment of this yeshiva constitutes a major breakthrough in the development of the Jewish Community in Kazan. It will host a variety of programs related to the study of Torah and Jewish philosophy for all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced, under the leadership of the community Rabbi Yitzchak Gorelik.

The announcement about the opening of the new yeshiva was covered by the local media, especially due to the guests of honor slated to attend the opening ceremony. 

These include the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mr. Rustam Minnihanov, the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Rabbi Alexander Boroda, philanthropist Mr. David Aminov, Mayor of Kazan Mr. Ilsur Metchin, and many other friends and supporters of the community.

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