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  • 20 September 2017

    Opening of the new season of our ladies club/Kollel

    Started a new season of one of the most successful projects of the Ulyanovsk Jewish community... Read more →
  • 19 September 2017

    Opening of the new season EnerJew

    For the third year in our community the teenage club EnerJew has been successfully working... Read more →
  • 18 September 2017

    Grand opening of youth project EuroStars

    That's the beginning of the new academic year of the EuroStar project... Read more →
  • 12 September 2017

    Seminar Kolel Torah

    A group if our Kolel Torah students traveled to Petersburg for a 4 days seminar/shabbaton... Read more →
  • 07 September 2017

    Shiva Memorial for Esther-Hadassah

    On September 4 at the Hilton were Shiva Memorial of Ester-Adasa (Margarita Inovatech), wife of Igor Read more →
  • 31 August 2017

    The community suffered a great tragedy!

    Esther Hadasa Dabakarova (Margarita Yongovatykh), a beautiful young religious woman, passed away. Read more →
  • 23 August 2017

    Seminar Yeshivacation boys

    In the Moscow region "Voskresensky" a seminar for Jewish guys Yeshivacation boys Read more →
  • 22 August 2017

    Overnight camp 5777

    Over 20 Children and many families just arrived back from Read more →
  • 20 July 2017

    Mikvah is in full swing!

    After many legal hardships and obstacles our community is finnaly in middle of building our Mikvah, the building structure is almost up! Read more →
  • 28 June 2017

    Memorial day of the Lubavicher Rebbe!

    On the 3rd of tammuz members of the Ulyanovsk Jewish community joined to a special memorial evening at the ”Barcelona Hotel” to pay tribute to the memory of the great tzadik, Rabbi M.M Shneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Read more →
  • 27 June 2017

    EuroStars season closing

    Actively and summer marked the closing of the season Eurostars. Read more →
  • 26 June 2017

    Summer Camp Gan Isroel 2017

    So three weeks ended in the most cheerful camp of Gan Isroel Ulyanovsk! Read more →
  • 07 June 2017

    We did it!

    In just 28 hours thanks to the help of all philanthropists, activists and volunteers, we raised funds for our daily Kollel Torah! We hope that in September we will be able to expand the program from 2 to 4 groups! Read more →
  • 05 June 2017

    Closing teens club EnerJew

    Sunday June 4th, was the final season of teenage club Enerjew Ulyanovsk. The teenage went to camp out and have fun and eat kosher barbecue. Read more →
  • 04 June 2017

    First day of camp ”Gan Yisroel Ulyanovsk”!!!

    Today we had the grand opening of the best camp in the world! For the 7th consecutive summer Camp Gan Yisroel – Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 02 June 2017

    Kiddush in honor of Rivka

    On the Second day of Shavuot a Kiddush took place in Shul in honor of the birth of Rivka. Read more →
  • 02 June 2017

    Shavuot 5777 – Ulyanovsk Style!

    May 31, The Ulyanovsk Jewish community celebrating Shavuot for the 11th consecutive year! A huge Italian dairy buffet was set up with nearly 30 times of hot dishes, cakes, various drinks, salad bar, and Pizza, all especially hand made and prepared by our dear and special Rabbanit Sara. Read more →
  • 02 June 2017

    9th annual Torathone!

    Ulyanovsk 9th annual Torathone was held on the first night of the holiday of Shavuot, where a group of men learned Torah all night. Read more →
  • 02 June 2017

    Main season of women’s Kollel comes to end!

    As many woman are leaving for the summer, it was decided to hold an offical closing ceromony to the woman’s Kollel on the last Friday of the spring! Read more →
  • 16 May 2017

    Lag Bo’omer

    Our youth gathered for an outdoor Picnic beginning with competitions followed by a barbeque and bonfire… Read more →
  • 16 May 2017

    EuroStars

    In the framework of the EuroStars project more than a thousand youth ages 18 to 28 years from 45 cities of Russia, including Ulyanovsk traveled Europe flying a plan, riding a cruise, and buses. Read more →
  • 11 May 2017

    We remember!

    On the eve of the may 9 celebrations volunteer groups of youth and teenagers, visited the homes of veterans. Read more →
  • 03 May 2017

    Guest speaker: Motel Gordon

    In the framework of the project “Magid” we were honored to host star lecture Motel Gordon from St. Petersburg. Read more →
  • 21 April 2017

    Feast of Moshiach

    Many people filled up the dining hall of our Center to celebrate the final hours of Pesach with the festive meal of ”Neilas Ha’chag” or as the Bal Shem Tov would call it: ”The feast of Moshiach”. Read more →
  • 21 April 2017

    Chol Ha’moed trip

    A grand laser tag game was played by our youth and teenagers club, together with the Katz, Marazov and Dabakarov families and guest. Read more →
  • 16 April 2017

    A new member of our community, Rivka Marozov!

    We congratulate our dear Rabbi Yossi and Suri Marozov upon the birth to their sixed child, a beautiful and healthy baby girl!!! Read more →
  • 14 April 2017

    Passover in “Hilton”

    200 Jews filled the the halls of the ”Hilton” hotel at the first Passover Seder. Read more →
  • 13 April 2017

    Governor & Mayer Congratulations community on Pesach

    As has been the costom already for many years, communinty memebers are greeted the first day of Pesach with a letter from the Governor. Read more →
  • 13 April 2017

    Very proud of our teens!

    Our teens from EnerJew went to many homes with elderly or kids in order to distribut Matzo & grape juice and explain about Pesach! Read more →
  • 10 April 2017

    A new meeting with an old friend!

    In preparation for Passover, Reb Leib Polin, gave a very interesting lecture to the members of our community. Read more →
  • 10 April 2017

    READY FOR PASSOVER!

    Grand preparation for the Passover is complete! Every day a large number of people came to Ulyanovsk Jewish community to write a power of attorney for sale of chametz and purchase the necessary products for the observance of Passover and conduct the Seder at home. Read more →
  • 06 April 2017

    Рre- Passover camp “Gan Israel”

    Our week long Pre- Passover camp “Gan Israel” (which is annually run during the week of the local school’s spring break) gathered the children aged 5 to 14 years. Read more →
  • 03 April 2017

    Preparing for Passover the correct way!

    In anticipation of the holiday, Rabbi Yossi Morozov has held a series of lectures to instruction of women, men and young people how to prepare their house and kitchen for Pesach. Read more →
  • 23 March 2017

    Magid: a new lecture Hall!

    52 people packed the Barcelona hotel’s conference Hall to listen to a lecture given by Rabbi Asher Altshul (Rabbi in Sheepsheadbay, Brooklyn) who flu in especially from America to lecture here. Read more →
  • 17 March 2017

    Purim in business club

    On Purim, the club of businessmen gathered in the house of Rabbi Yosef Marozov to hear the Megillah and to have a fun celebration on the brightest Jewish holiday! Read more →
  • 17 March 2017

    Purim in the “SMALL THEATER”

    200 Jews of our community got together in the “SMALL THEATER” to celebrate the holiday of Purim! Read more →
  • 17 March 2017

    Purim in Synogogu

    Here are some pictures of our first night Purim 5777, an excited crowd of nearly 50 people packed our tiny Synogogue to hear the Megillah. Read more →
  • 17 March 2017

    Purim in the kindergarten “Miracle”

    This year, Purim at our preschool was very special, the children not only obeyed the commandments of the holiday, but also prepared a small concert for parents.  Read more →
  • 02 March 2017

    Yes, We did it!!!

    Our “10 years in Ulyanovsk” campaign was a success! We raised $15,200 in 36 hours! A huge thank you to our more then 200 generous donors! Read more →
  • 02 March 2017

    Once again, Project ”Magid” 2017 for Ulyanovsk

    After a long break, we have once again launched the Magid Project Ulyanovsk! The project first began January 2016, and wend on for 6 months. Read more →
  • 02 March 2017

    Youth club expands geography of its activities

    February 18, Havdalah on ”ice skats”. As shabbos came to an end our youth club made Havdalah and went skating at the Central rink in the city. Rabbi Yosef of Morozov has also joined the youth on the ice. Read more →
  • 19 February 2017

    Tu Bishvat

    This year the holiday of Tu Bishvat coincides with Shabat. Read more →
  • 17 February 2017

    Regional youth winter seminar ”ZOOM”

    It has already become an annual tradition to bring together all the youth of our region to a winter seminar, which is meant to streanghn their Yidishkeit, get to know each other and learn some good life skills. Read more →
  • 17 February 2017

    YESHIVACATION!

    Four young men from our community spent the last week of January at the suburban seminar “YESHIVACATION”! Read more →
  • 07 February 2017

    We did it!!!

    Dear friends! All together we raised $14,588! It’s an amazing feeling, when Jews from all over the world, people living far from us with pleasure take part in our business, help us! Read more →
  • 23 January 2017

    Magic East – Bukhara Havdala

    The imagination and creativity of our youth club is inexhaustible. Bukhara Havdala was a youth evening lead by Bukharian Jews and president of our community Igor Dabakarov. Read more →
  • 22 January 2017

    Youth Kabbalat Shabbat

    A new project has been created in our community, it is called the ”youth Kabbalat Shabbat”. Once in 2 weeks a nice group of youth join our services followed by a meal/program in a special room just for them. Read more →
  • 22 January 2017

    May his soul rest in “Gan Eden”

    12 Tevet yesterday my dear uncle Rabbi Mordechai Belinov, the most senior Chabad rabbi and halachic authority in France, passed away. He was 78. Read more →
  • 11 January 2017

    I light

    For the third consecutive year, our community ran a contest ”I light” whereas community members place photographs of themseles lighting the Menorah on our FB page or email…..after which we held 4 grand raffles Read more →
  • 11 January 2017

    Menorah cars throughout the city

    This year as for the last 3 years various cars with Menorah’s have been driving around the city, these cars reminded many about the miracle of Chanukah Read more →
  • 03 January 2017

    VII Great Chanukah Shabbaton

    From the 23-25 December, our community held its traditional – the seventh – Great Chanukah Shabbaton!  Read more →
  • 01 January 2017

    Chanukah Miracle in our Kindergarten

    Our Kindergarten ”Gan Nes” celebrates chanukah in its own unique way. Read more →
  • 29 December 2016

    Children’s Chanukah Event

    On the second day if chanukah many children gathered for a really exciting Chanukah party. Read more →
  • 29 December 2016

    Mivtzoyim – Home Visitations

    Our teenagers and youth have arranged a very cute project this Chanukah, visiting the homes of the elderly and families with children. Upon entering homes, the volunteers lit the Chanukah Menorah, gave out Latkes and doughnuts, played dreidle and sang songs. Read more →
  • 29 December 2016

    Kollel celebrates Chanukah with Rabbi Raskin

    Our Kollel had the opportunity to celebrate Chanukah with Rabbi Raskin. The evening included stories, parables, games and toast. Read more →
  • 28 December 2016

    Chanukah concert

    A few days before Chanukah our community held a mega concert in the most prestigious of places in all of Ulyanovsk: the Lenin Memorial hall, a huge hall with 1,500 seats build on the place of lenin’s childhood home. Read more →
  • 27 December 2016

    Lately our communiy has been blesses with a young energetic inspirational lecture, Rabbanit Sara

    Although throughout the past 10 years Sara has been extremely active in various projects, from running many workshops and culinary classes for our ladies club, to totally planning games and schedules for lurch children’s camps, preschool, holidays and programs. Read more →
  • 27 December 2016

    5th annual pensioners Chanukah!

    Every year our dear Rabbi organises a chanukah party for our pensioners club. Like usual we began with lighting the Chanukah candles afterwards we played dreidle and ate doughnuts and Latkes. Read more →
  • 23 December 2016

    19th of Kislev – inspirational gathering

    The 19th of Kislev (th Chasidic new years) was celebrated in our community with a inspiring farbreingen. Read more →
  • 23 December 2016

    Our teens prepare ”Sunday school” kids for Chanukah

    Teens club ”EnerJew” arranged an amazing Pre Chanukah day for the Sunday school, teaching the kids the Chanukah story and all the traditions that are done on this holiday. Read more →
  • 03 November 2016

    3th annual autumn camp

    We with pleasure report that our annual day camp for children of 5 – 14 years opened. Our children visited circus, went to Theatre for Young Audience and to movie theater, passed Panic Room and a tape labyrinth, played bowling and descended in a zoo! Read more →
  • 01 November 2016

    Sukkot in Dmitrovgrad

    Although a small community, the Jews of Dmitrovgrad make sure to gather for each holiday, this Sukkot was no different. The small crowd gathered at their usual location and mingled as they awaited the arrivel of Rabbi Yossi Marozov to travel in 140 kilometres from Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 01 November 2016

    Grand festival: Sukkot/10 years Jubilee/Simchat Torah

    Sunday October 23, the last day if Sukkot, the whole community was invited to our huge Sukkah, which was this year updated with new bright lights and an expensive heating system. Read more →
  • 31 October 2016

    100 people attend the first night Sukkot meal

    It has become a community tradition to celebrate Sukkot each year with a huge banquet/concert/and dancing on one of the middle days of Sukkot. Usually on the Sunday of Chol Hamoed Sukkot (Sunday being convinenet, Chol Hamoed being able to play music as opposed to Yom Tov) Read more →
  • 31 October 2016

    Grand Youth Sukkot

    35 youth Joind the first evening of Sukkot for a special Youth Sukkot. This is the first time in 10 years, that our community has arranged a personalised ”youth Sukkot”. Read more →
  • 11 October 2016

    What an active day in Ulyanovsk!!!

    It was simply awsome to see what was taking place this past Sunday, the Sunday before Yom Kippur, at our Center. As is our community custom for the past 10 year’s, the Sunday before Yom Kippur is when we run the Kapparot ritual. Read more →
  • 10 October 2016

    300 attend Rosh Hashono in the ”Hilton”

    It was exactly 10 years ago on the eve of Rosh Hashono that Rabbi Yossi and Suri Marozov arrived to Ulyanovsk as the first Rabbi to this city. Read more →
  • 10 October 2016

    Reconstruction of Ulyanovsk Synagogue

    Exactly 8 years ago, on the eve of Roche Hashona, our first Synagogue has been established. This year, in honor of the Jewish New year, we want to share fine news with pride. Read more →
  • 06 October 2016

    Spiritual travel

    Thanks to the Jewish youth educational Yahad platform, Aliza Palamarchuk’s dream came true, to visit New York on a spiritual trip to the Lubavicher Rebbe’s holy Ohel. Read more →
  • 06 October 2016

    Grand opening of Sunday School ”Ir Simcha”

    For the 22nd consecutive year, the Jewish center of Ulyanovsk has opened its doors to another season of our amazing Sunday School. Read more →
  • 06 October 2016

    100 needy famileis enjoy a huge package in honor of Rosh Hashono!

    Already a traditions, on the eve of Rosh-Hashono our Center hands out to needy families with children free gifts! Read more →
  • 29 September 2016

    Slichot in Ulyanovsk

    For the second consecutive year, a group of Ulyanovsk Jews gathered to celebrate the meaningful prayer of ”Slichot”. The Slichot prayer is read at midnight worldwide in every Synogogue. Read more →
  • 29 September 2016

    8th published annual calendar dedicated in honor of 10 years of Kiruv.

    Our 8th annual personal community calendar has just arrived fresh off the press, just in time for Rosh Hashono. This years calendar is dedicated to the 10th year since the arrival of Rabbi Yossi and Suri Marozov. Read more →
  • 23 September 2016

    18 Elul – 10 years!!!

    Chai Elul – 18 Elul marks a significant day for our Rabbi Yosef Marozov, and for all community in general! This was the day that the Rabbi moved with his family to Ulyanovs exactly 10 years ago, the beginning of an important and long way! Read more →
  • 20 September 2016

    Welcome to school!!!

    This week we held the grand opening of our afterschool program ”School of dreams”. In addition to tradition children ages 6 to 14 get to learn professional art, and construction. Read more →
  • 19 September 2016

    Bat mitzvah and the opening of the teen club "EnerJew"

    Finally grand opening of a new season of teen club “EnerJew”!!! “EnerJew” – is a club for teenagers aged 13 to 17 years, who have grown out of Sunday school and not yet a part of our youth club. Read more →
  • 15 September 2016

    Kolel Tora 5777 has opened!

    Doors of our community againhave opened for a new season of a men’s kolel! Training in the kolel is a unique possibility of studying of the Torah for men of 18-50 years which the religious writing wants to study profoundly. Read more →
  • 13 September 2016

    Grand opening of Ladies Kollel

    The grand opening of our second season of our ladies Kollel has taken place this September 11th. 45 ladies have registered to our weekly Kollel classes. Read more →
  • 12 September 2016

    Grand opening EUROSTARS 2016-2017!

    Last Saturday, September 10, there took place opening of a new season of Eurostars. More than 20 youth plunged into the good atmosphere within the walls of our community. Youth learned about the forthcoming plans for the training period, watched videos from the past years EuroStars trips. Read more →
  • 25 August 2016

    Now Artyom is Aharon

    Our new youth leader Artyom was on a bussinuss trip to Moscow, he incedently met the chief Rabbi to Russia Rabbi Berel Lazar, upon the request of the chief Rabbi Artyom immidiatly a Bris. Read more →
  • 08 August 2016

    A nice barbecue outing at the Rabbi’s home

    A group of youth have joined Rabbi Yosef and Rabbanit Sara for a barbecue/bonfire where they were served deliscous food, heard stories, sang together songs, and watched a fire show presented by our youth activist Sergei Sotnikov. Read more →
  • 08 August 2016

    The Business trainer for our bussinuss club

    Our businuss club had the honor to host famous Business trainer Mr. Yitzchok Pintosevitch, who has over time become a religious obsorvent Jew. This special gathering took place in the home of one of our donors. Where Mr. Pintosevitch pointed out the importance of a Torah outlook in one`s business. Read more →
  • 05 August 2016

    Russia’s first major youth forum

    10 youth from Ulyanovsk have traveled to Moscow with Rabbi Yossi Marozov for a major forum gathering 700 youth from all over Russia. Read more →
  • 05 August 2016

    3rd of Tammuz

    Many members of our commmunity have joined us in a unity Shabbat commemorating 22nd Hilulla of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. A shabbat gathering with stories, song and discussion. Read more →
  • 05 August 2016

    Overnight camp

    Fifteen children from Ulyanovsk had the oppertunity to go vocation at a special overnight camp ”Gan Israel” of the Volga region. This camp has been subsidies by the Federation of Jewish Communities and ”Avi Chai foundation”. Read more →
  • 25 July 2016

    Bat Mitzva Yocheved

    Our community was so lucky this month to celebrate the Bat Mitzva of Yocheved Dabarakov, the daughter of our beloved President of our community Igor Dabakarov. Read more →
  • 25 July 2016

    10 youth join largest forum

    Chief Rabbi to Russia has arranged Russia’s largest Youth forum, with over 600 participants, which included over 20 amazing lectures from around the world, shabbat, farbreingen’s, concert, barbecue, fun activities, trip, major banquet in Moscow’s most royal hall. Read more →
  • 30 June 2016

    Annual Teen Shabbaton 2016

    It has become a tradition to host a Shabbaton, at the end of June, for our teenagers club! This year was no exception. As opposed to renting a place, due to lack of funds, it took place at the Rabbi’s home. The teenagers had an incredible time! This might have been their best shabbaton ever! Read more →
  • 30 June 2016

    Six annual summer day camp a Major success.

    So ended our 6th annual summer children’s day camp Gan Israel Ulyanovsk. Which is always held for 3 weeks during June. In addition to studying the history, traditions and customs, the children made crafts played many games, sports, competitions, races, quizzes, and traveled almost daily to parks and excursions. Read more →
  • 24 June 2016

    Lecture by Rabbi Shimon Muraviev

    In this Tuesday, June 21, our community was honored by the visit of the Maggid of Germany – Rabbi Shimon Muraviev. The rabbi gave lectures for students of all ages in our community – for young people, for women and for men. Read more →
  • 15 June 2016

    Shavuot 5776

    Last Sunday, our community celebrated an important holiday – Shavuot – the day of giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai! Traditionally on this day to listen to the 10 Commandments, and all the Jews commit themselves to learn Torah. Read more →
  • 09 June 2016

    WE DID IT!!!!!

    Thanks to you, our dedicated and generous supporters, we completed a very successful fundraising campaign! We raised $32,000 for our Kollel, which has been put in a special account and will be divided into 12 months. Read more →
  • 01 June 2016

    Shavuot

    Dear friends! We celebrate Shavuot, the holiday of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Read more →
  • 01 June 2016

    Lag B’Omer

    On May 26, we celebrated Lag B’Omer, in a specially rented resort “Albatross”, which is on the bank of the Volga River. Read more →
  • 25 May 2016

    A Maggid comes to town!

    Three months ago Ulyanovsk was lucky to begin hosting a new project ”Maggid”, each month a Russian speaking Maggid (Itinerary preacher) will arrive from Moscow, Israel etc. To give a lecture to our youth. This project is sponsored by youth movement ”Yachad”. Read more →
  • 25 May 2016

    Summer clothes certificates for over 100 families!

    The summer begins now, many children have outgrown their last years Summer clothes, but few families in Ulyanovsk could truly afford to buy their children the full wardrobe needed for the summer! Read more →
  • 06 May 2016

    Feast of Moshiach

    61 people filled up the dining hall of our Center to celebrate the final hours of Pesach with the festive meal of ”Neilas Ha’chag” or as the Bal Shem Tov would call it: ”The feast of Moshiach” Read more →
  • 06 May 2016

    Woman’s Kollel exclusive Seder

    Most of the ladies attending the woman’s Kollel have been taking Pesach quite seriously this year, for some it was their first Pesach that they will not each Chometz, for most it was the first ever Pesach the are Kashering (sterilizing) their Kitchen. Read more →
  • 06 May 2016

    Dmitrovgrad Celebrates Pesach!

    For the sixed consecutive year Dmitrovgard (a city in Ulyanovsk region, under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Yossi Marozov) has celebrated a public Seder. This year 2 young Yeshivah Student from Moscow ran the Seder. Read more →
  • 06 May 2016

    Pesach in the ”Hilton”

    Over 200 people gathered for 2 of our grand Pesach Seder’s in the ”Hilton”. Each Seder had over 100 people We rented two halls, one held a children’s Seder, for Kids and their parents, run by Efreim Yarmak and Yossi Drizin, both volunteers from chabad central. Read more →
  • 06 May 2016

    Pidyan Ha’ben

    On the eve of Pesach many first born adults who have never fulfilled the Mitzva of making a Pidyan Ha’ben had the opportunity to finally fulfill this Mitzva. Read more →
  • 06 May 2016

    Wishes for Pesach by the Governor of Ulyanovsk!

    As usual the Governor of Ulyanovsk Mr. Sergei Marozov sent a personal holiday Card to the Community and it’s leaders. Read more →
  • 06 May 2016

    Kollel Celebrates completion of Taanis

    On the auspicious day 11th of Nisson, the day the Lubavitcher Rebbe was born, our Kollel gathered to celebrate the completion of a whole tractate in Minshna, tractate Taanis. Read more →
  • 05 May 2016

    Pesach Preparations under full swing!

    Ulyanovsk is preparing it self for Pesach! Every minute of the day Jewish are arriving to the Jewish Center to sell their Chometz, and obtain Matzo for Pesach. We have a team of staff on the phone explaining families how to celebrate the holiday at home, and what’s allowed or not allowed throughout Passover. Read more →
  • 05 May 2016

    100 families with children receive food Packages

    Thank to the Fellowship foundation coordinating with fund Or Avner once again 100 families with children receive food packages for Passover. Read more →
  • 05 May 2016

    Pesach awareness!

    This year for the first time we have an series of intensive classes preparing the Woman, Men and Youth on how to prepare their homes and Kasher (sterilize) their Kitchen’s for Pesach. Read more →
  • 05 May 2016

    Teens mock Seder!

    Ulyanovsk had the honor to host Rabbi Yackov Sominsky (our teens spiritual leader) to run a mock Seder for our teens. Read more →
  • 05 May 2016

    Guest Lecturer from Moscow!

    On Sunday evening, the 10th of April, our community had the honor of a guest lecturer who came from Moscow, Mamash Skalka. Read more →
  • 05 May 2016

    Rosh Chodesh Party

    The woman’s monthly ”Rosh Chodesh Party” gathered in honor of the new month of ”Nisson” to decorate candles in honor of the holidays! Read more →
  • 30 March 2016

    Pre Pesach camp

    For the second consecutive year our Center is hosting a Pre Pesach day camp during this week of school spring vocation. Read more →
  • 29 March 2016

    Youth Purim

  • 25 March 2016

    Purim in the synagogue

  • 25 March 2016

    Purim in the Hilton

    Over 270 people gathered to the grand ballroom in the new ”Hilton garden inn” of Ulyanovsk for a grand Purim celebration. Read more →
  • 15 March 2016

    Ulyanovsk greets the Maggid

    A new project sponsored by youth institutions “Yachad” where every month a guest speaker will arrive to our community to give lectures! Read more →
  • 03 March 2016

    Grand opening “EnerJew”

    Ulyanovsk has opened a branch of teenagers club ” EnerJew”, a new exciting institution throughout the FSU aimed for teenagers ages 13 – 18. Read more →
  • 29 February 2016

    Siyum on “meseches Brochos”

    Ulyanovsk has already had a Kolel for 6 months now. recently we reached a milestone, we completed the whole first tractate of Mishnah. The tractate of Brochos. Read more →
  • 29 January 2016

    JLI is back!

    We began a new JLI course “Art of Happiness”. Read more →
  • 26 January 2016

    Tu Bishvat

    A separate gathering for men, and a separate for woman were held in our Center in honor of 15th of Shvat – new years for the trees. Read more →
  • 22 January 2016

    Farbreingen 10th of Shvat

    In honor of the 10th of shvat the Yortzait of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe and the inauguration of the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe, we held a Chasidic farbereingen in our Center Read more →
  • 18 December 2015

    What an amazing Chanukah Resort!

    Friday morning the guest arrived to the nicest cabin resort in Ulyanovsk, after receiving their rooms, they gathered in a grand hall called the ”Chanukah House” in their they had a master class watching fresh pressed olives, learning how olive oil is actually made! Read more →
  • 18 December 2015

    Businessmen Chanukah Party

    For the last day of Chanukah entrepreneur Mr. Alexander Loshenko decided to Kosher his kitchen and invite over Jewish friends for a nice Chanukah gathering and the placing of a Mezuzah on his home. Read more →
  • 18 December 2015

    Chanukah in the Kollel group

  • 18 December 2015

    Ladies Club Chanukah

  • 18 December 2015

    Chanukah in kindergarten

  • 18 December 2015

    Chanukah in Dimitrovgrad

  • 18 December 2015

    Grand Chanukah Concert

    Over 700 people backed the concert hall for our grand Chanukah Concert named: “Kosher Rhythms” – a combination of Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Classic music by Igor Dabakarov and the “nefesh band”. Read more →
  • 18 December 2015

    Chanukah Limo parade

    For the second year, our community held a Chanukah Limo parade, in the limousines rode our youth, teenagers and children from Sunday School, the parade parked in front of our grand chanukah concert hall, where all the youth departed the car with dancing in the streets! Read more →
  • 18 December 2015

    Another young man receives a pair of Tefilin!

    We congratulate Andrei Zaichikov for taking upon himself to don Tefilin every single day! Read more →
  • 03 December 2015

    New volunteer program

    As our community is growing, so are our many Children and you programs, although we have a great Staff running all of these programs, we are deeply missing in our community religious teachers and mentors who can teach tradition to our children and youth. Read more →
  • 03 December 2015

    Major Chanukah plans for Ulyanovsk!

    The Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk is working around the clock to prepare for the most active Chanukah ever! Read more →
  • 03 December 2015

    New teenager group!

    For nearly 3 years our community was running the Jteen teenagers club which was sponsored by ”the L.A. Pincus fund”. Read more →
  • 03 December 2015

    19 of Kislev

    55 people squeezed into our dinning hall for a grand farbreingen for the 19th of Kislev, Rosh Hashono for Chasidus. Read more →
  • 03 December 2015

    Rosh Chodesh club!

    A new and exciting project has been established in Ulyanovsk, every single Rosh Chodesh (new Jewish month) woman and girls will have an evening of music, dance and discussions. Read more →
  • 03 December 2015

    5 years for Miracle Preschool

    This November our community is celebrating 5 years since the opening of the first Jewish Preschool ”Gan Nes”, meaning Miracle Kindergarten. Read more →
  • 02 November 2015

    Camp C.G.I. Autumn season!

  • 02 November 2015

    Word of the Rabbi

    Nearly 1,000 Jews, members of the Jewish community of Ulyanovsk, were extremely excited to begin receiving a weekly email with an inspiring Torah thought for them to discuss with their family and colleagues over the weekend. Read more →
  • 02 November 2015

    New! Woman’s Kollel!

    After successfully launching our men’s evening Kollel this past September, many woman came forward requesting a similar study program for woman. Thanks partly to Fund ”Meromim” this past Sunday we launched a woman’s Sunday Kollel for 30 woman! Read more →
  • 02 November 2015

    Night of Chassidic music

    A new and exciting monthly event has just been launched in Ulyanovsk, the last Thursday of every month we will hold a night of Chassidic music at the Jewish Center. Read more →
  • 28 October 2015

    Grand opening of youth Study group!

    STARS: the ”Student Torah Alliance for Russian Speakers”, had its grand opening Sunday October 23. Read more →
  • 28 October 2015

    85 families receive new clothes

    As the Russian cold winter begins in Ulyanovsk, many needy families were grateful to receive a certificate to buy new warm winter clothing at the famous Russian chain store ”Gloria Jeans”! Read more →
  • 20 October 2015

    Youth summer seminar

    A group of our youth joined other youth from surrounding cities for an amazing week seminar! Read more →
  • 14 October 2015

    Sukkot and Simchat Torah in the largest sukkah in Russia!

    On Sunday, October 4, about 300 Jews from Ulyanovsk gathered, in one of the biggest Sukkot in Russia, to celebrate two large and very important holidays – Sukkot and Simchat Torah! Read more →
  • 02 October 2015

    Sukkot in Dimitrovgrad!

    The Parents and the Children of our dear Rabbi, Yosef Marozov, traveled to Dmitrovgrad to celebrate Sukkot with the local community. Read more →
  • 02 October 2015

    High Holidays in Ulyanovsk

    Rosh Hashono as many as 200 Jews came to Synagogue to pray, and rush in the New Year, we had 4 Services, but like always the main crowd joined us in our huge makeshift Synagogue tent outside, which includded 3 sections, mens prayer, womans prayer, and banquet, where 150 people came to pray and take part of banquet. Read more →
  • 24 September 2015

    New years food packages

    80 needy families with children recieved one of the most amazing food packages ever. Read more →
  • 22 September 2015

    What an active day in Ulyanovsk

    Kapparot, Sukkah, Brisim, Sukkah, Torah classes and more The Sunday before Yom Kippur was an extremely active day at the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk, looking back one must say Wow, some random day turns out to be a very active day at our Center. Read more →
  • 22 September 2015

    Collel Torah

    An evening Kollel opens up in Ulyanovsk! Recently our community took part in a project to raise money for the opening of an educational institutions for the study of the Torah. We won, and from the beginning of September we have began our daily “Kollel Torah”! Read more →
  • 17 September 2015

    40 Jubilee Birthday!

    On the 18th of Elul the president of the Jewish community celebrated his 40 Jubilee Birthday! Read more →
  • 17 September 2015

    Ulyanovsk Jewish Community Celebrates 25 years!!!!

    This September our community has reached 25 years since it has been established! Read more →
  • 11 September 2015

    Ulyanovsk Mikvah Campaign completed!

    Yay we did it, thank to all 439+ donors who helped make this Mikvah a reality in only 24 hours! Read more →
  • 31 August 2015

    Our 7th annual community Calendar is ready!

    Our 7th community Calendar has arrived off the press to the Jewish Center! Just in time for our grand celebration of 25 years of the Jewish Community of Ulyanovsk, which will be marked by a 1000 attendee concert September 1st! Read more →
  • 24 August 2015

    The Chupa family Kontorovich!

    This past week the Kantorovich family had a Jewish Wedding ceremony. Although married for over 20 years with 5 children, they never had a proper Chupa, because it was not possible at that time, there was No Rabbi of Synagogue in Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 07 August 2015

    Mitzvah Tank in Ulyanovsk!

    For the first weekend in August our community hosted a crew of young Rabbi’s on a – Mitzvah Tank (synagogue on wheels) , which are sent to our Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar . Read more →
  • 22 July 2015

    Yeshivah in Ulyanovsk, first time ever!

    For the first time in history a Yeshivah opened in Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 12 July 2015

    5th annual Camp Gan Yisreol a success!

    The Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk has successfully completed its 5th annual day camp Gan Yisroel! Camp Gan Yisroel was established in Ulyanovsk June 2011, by Rabbanit Sara Marozov and continues to run every single June based on the idea it was founded on. Read more →
  • 08 July 2015

    Grand Teenager Shabbaton!

     This past Friday – Sunday a group of 20 Teenagers and Students joined into a special Shabbaton at the home of Rabbi Yossi and Suri Marozov. Read more →
  • 13 May 2015

    Shavuot

    In honor of Shavuot, the Jewish community of Ulyanovsk brought down a famous lecturer from Israel, Rabbi Yehoshua Raskin. Read more →
  • 12 May 2015

    Lag B’omer Parade & 9th of May celebration!

    For the first time ever, there was a Jewish parade in Ulyanovsk! Lag B’omer this year was two days before May 9th – Victory day. This year we celebrate 70 years since we won the Nazis. Read more →
  • 16 April 2015

    Summer clothes for 100 families!

    On the eve of the holiday of Passover, our community members received gift certificates to “Gloria Jeans”. Each gift certificate was worth 5,000 rubles! 100 families were delighted to receive this generous gift to buy summer clothing for their children! Read more →
  • 09 April 2015

    Congratulations from the governor of the Ulyanovsk region.

    To the surprise of parishioners entering the Ulyanovsk Synagogue for prayers for the first morning of Pesach, there was a special colored card with the words ”For the great holiday Pesach”, from the Governor of Ulyanovsk! Read more →
  • 09 April 2015

    Passover celebration

    On 14 Nisan (April 3), 300 members of the Ulyanovsk Jewish community celebrated Passover. The event took place at the restaurant “Ruslan and Ludmila”, in two banquet halls, at the same time. One seder was a family seder and the other was a VIP seder. Read more →
  • 08 April 2015

    Seek and destroy!

    On the night before Passover, in Ulyanovsk, our youth group “Euro stars” sang the blessing of one of the old traditions of this holiday – looking for hidden chometz. Read more →
  • 08 April 2015

    400 families – four tons of food

    In honor of Pesach, the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk helped out 400 families with a total of 4 tons of food, including Maza and grape juice for the Seder. Read more →
  • 03 April 2015

    Pre Pesach guest speaker

    Our community had the honor to host the esteemed Rabbi Heshke Raskin for a series of lectures and farbrengens on the topic of Pesach,  Read more →
  • 30 March 2015

    Youth Prepare for Pesach

    Our energetic youth club, Mishpacha Gdola, ran a Pesach seminar to prepare all of our volunteers for the upcoming grand Pesach Seder. We are expecting close to 300 members of our community to attend. Read more →
  • 30 March 2015

    A ton of food for Pesach

    Many Jews of Ulyanovsk have been rushing through the doors of our center to buy matzo, wine, and other Pesach items. Read more →
  • 30 March 2015

    New Siddurim

    In honor of Pesach, our Synagogue has been updated with new, expensive and comprehensive Siddurim! These are the newest Russian translated Siddurim in the market, produced by F.R.E.E. publishers and printed by Kehos. They are incredibly detailed with explanations and important prayers are transliterated. Read more →
  • 30 March 2015

    Ladies club Mock Seder

    Our ladies club prepared for Pesach through a Moch Seder to prepare themselves for Pesach, the event was arranged by ladies club coordinator Faina Barisova Rikker. Mr. Igor Dabakarov animated the story of Pesach. Rabbi Yossi Marozov discussed the law’s of Pesach followed with questions and answers. Read more →
  • 24 March 2015

    Pre Pesach Camp

    For the first time ever the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk is ran a Pre Pesach camp. Read more →
  • 12 March 2015

    Losing weight, the long but short way!

    What can I say? I began gaining weight 10 years ago. From a skinny person, I became obese. Trust me, I tried every diet and went to the gym too. I even had a personal trainer at one point! The results? Well, from exercise? Zero! From Dieting? I lost weight fast, just to gain it right back with an extra inch! Read more →
  • 12 March 2015

    Purim in Dmitrovgrad 5775

    For the fifth consecutive year, our branch in Dmitrovgrad has been celebrating Purim. This years Purim was extremely festive! The event was arranged by Mrs. Olga Bajkova, the president of the community. Young rabbinical student, Menachem Goldberg, read the Megillah and helped the participants celebrate Purim!  Read more →
  • 12 March 2015

    Purim in our preschool “Gan Nes”

    Although our preschool celebrates Purim every year, this year it was done in a very special way. The children listened as the Megillah was read from parchment, as it is done in the Synagogue! Read more →
  • 12 March 2015

    Purim in our Synagogue

    Aside for our grand Purim event, Ulyanovsk’s Synagogue was working as usual. We have prayer services for all the three prayers of Shabbat and all holidays and special occasions. Purim was no exception. Read more →
  • 10 March 2015

    Purim extravaganza 5775!!!

    This years Purim was extremely exciting for our community! The event took place at the Ulyanovsk Philharmonic hall. The evening began with participants receiving masks and graggers in the main lobby. The children were thrilled to have their faces painted, which added to the festive environment. Read more →
  • 10 March 2015

    And the name is Menachem Mendel!

    On the 5th of Adar, a new member was born into our community, to Chief Rabbi of Ulyanovsk, Rabbi Yossi and Rabbanit Suri Marozov On the 12th of Adar, our community celebrated his Bris. The new baby was named Menachem Mendel! Read more →
  • 18 February 2015

    Chief Rabbi invites our youth to Moscow!

    Thanks to our donors and Rabbi Yossi Marozov a group of Students who take part if STARS chapter in of Ulyanovsk (United Students Torah educational groups throughout Russia) traveled for a Shabbaton in Moscow. Also joining was a group of students from STARS chapter of the city Lipetsk. Read more →
  • 10 February 2015

    Tu Bishvat farbreingen!

    This past Tu-Bishvat the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk enjoyed a nice farbreingen including 15 different types of exotic fruits, including dried Etrog! Read more →
  • 30 January 2015

    Launching JLI for the fourth year

    The Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk has launched its fourth year of courses, prepared by JLI, the Rhor Jewish Learning Institute. Read more →
  • 27 January 2015

    “Mazal Tov” program in full swing

    Nearly seven yeas ago, Rabbanit Sara established “Mazal Tov”, a program to help mothers and newborns. After birth, the mother receives a huge gift filled with baby necessities such as pampers, wipes, diaper rash creams, shampoo, soap, nursing pads, baby clothing, baby food and much more! Read more →
  • 26 January 2015

    Farbrengen in honor of the 24th of Tevet

    In honor of the Yortzait of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady – the first Lubavitcher Rebbe – our community had a farbrengen, a chassidic gathering, where we inspired each other and encouraged each other to grow in our spiritual life. We had deep discussions, shared inspirational quotes and we sang spiritual songs.  Read more →
  • 26 January 2015

    Ulyanovsk joins STARS!!!

    The world wide STARS youth Torah learning project has reached Ulyanovsk. Students come to learn for a few hours every week and earn a free trip to Europe together with many youth throughout Russia and famous lecturers and Rabbi’s. Read more →
  • 30 December 2014

    Kosher lasagna for ladies club

    Every month, our ladies club gathers for a monthly class on contemporary Jewish topics. Most months the class is accompanied by a culinary lesson pertaining to that particular topic.  Read more →
  • 25 December 2014

    Chanukah in Dmitrovgrad

    Rabbi Yossi Marozov and his children traveled two hours to the city of Dmitrovgrad to celebrate Chanukah with the handful of Jews who eagerly wait for the opportunity to celebrate Jewish holidays. Read more →
  • 24 December 2014

    Grand Chanukah Concert!

    Over 800 people packed one of Ulyanovsk’s largest halls for our grand annual Chanukah concert! This year, the crowd enjoyed music and songs played by the Academic band “Jewish Jazz” and Ilezer Dabakarov!  Read more →
  • 22 December 2014

    Chanukah with our pensioners club!

    This years Chanukah party for our pensioners club was extremely exciting! In addition to a nice meal, latkes and doughnuts, we also had our annual pensioners dreidel tournament. The winner of the game received a bottle of Israeli wine! Read more →
  • 18 December 2014

    Limousine Parade!

    For the first time in Ulyanovsk history, our city had a Jewish parade! A Chanukah Limousine Parade! A number of limousines, full of Jewish children and youth, decorated with Chanukah Menorahs drove around the main streets of Ulyanovsk, with loud cheerful Jewish music. Read more →
  • 17 December 2014

    Seventh annual budget meeting

    Once again, we had our annual budget meeting, for the board of trustees, which takes place every year in the middle of December. Read more →
  • 12 December 2014

    Yud Tes Kislev Gathering

    On the 19th of Kislev, the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk hosted a Yud Tes Kislev Gathering-Farbreingen, celebrating the New Year of Chassidus Read more →
  • 02 December 2014

    100 Large winter food parcals

    Over 100 families with children received large food packages full of Kosher food from Israel to help them go through the cold Russian winter with enough staples at home. Read more →
  • 02 December 2014

    First time ever “autumn camp”

    Today we begin for the first time ever our autumn camp “Gan Israel! Read more →
  • 02 December 2014

    Largest Sukkot banquet ever!

    Over 250 people attended our Grand Sukkot festival! this years event was better then ever we had live musicians and singers (we usually have just a DJ), and to keep people warm we had outdoor gas heaters, this is the first time we were ever able to afford to rent this heaters thanks to our donor Mr. Aleg Feldman! Read more →
  • 02 December 2014

    Kapparot 5775

    Nearly one hundred people participated in today’s Kapparot. Read more →
  • 02 December 2014

    We are now brother communities

    On the eve of 18 Elul, (September 12, 2014) the Ulyanovsk Jewish Community and the Community of Chistaya Prudi neighborhood in Moscow have become partners and are now “brother communities”. Read more →
  • 02 December 2014

    Our new Calendar 5775

    With Gods help we have finally published our six’d published community calendar, this years calendar has it’s uniqueness, that we are now joined with our “brother community” in Moscow, “congregation of Chistaya Prudi”. which is why we included pictures of their events and the candle lighting times for Moscow. Read more →
  • 02 December 2014

    Mitzvah Tank conquers Ulyanovsk

    For the Third consecutive year Ulyanovsk had the honor to be visited by a Mitzvah Tank sent out throughout Russia by Chief Rabbi of Russia Rabbi Berel Lazar to warm up the souls of the Many Jews throughout the country. Thank you Chezy Lazar, Sholom Ber Pewsner, and Nochum Roitman for spending 3 days with us in Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 02 December 2014

    Jteen summer Shabbaton

    For the second consecutive year, our J-teen teenagers club celebrate a 3 day Shabbaton! Friday the teens traveled to Tolyatti to enjoy a museum park and mountain biking, followed by classes and Kabbalat Shabbat.  Read more →
  • 02 December 2014

    J-Teen Travel Camp to Moscow

    For the second consecutive year, our teenagers club “J-teen” enjoyed an amazing travel camp! This year they spent a week in Moscow with Rabbi Yossi Marozov, Rabbi of Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 02 July 2014

    Incredible 3 Tammuz farbrengen in Ulyanovsk!

    Over 60 people paritcipated in a special 3rd of Tammuz Farbreingen. We were honored to have Rabbi Gorelic from Kazan and Rabbi Dan Savinov from Penza joined us for this special occasion. The stories, heartfelt songs and video presentations inspired the crowd. Read more →
  • 27 June 2014

    Camp Gan Israel Ulyanovsk 2014!!!

    The children of our community have spent a memorable time at “Gan Yisroel” day camp.  Read more →
  • 26 June 2014

    WWII veteran celebrates his 90th birthday!

    Mr Boris Yevseiovitch Shtrikman a proud member of our community, and a war veteran in world war II celebrated his 90th birthday the 25th of June in our center. Read more →
  • 10 June 2014

    Summer clothes relief

     Thanks to the Fellowship foundation many children in our community received gift cards to Gloria Jeans department store to buy clothes for the summer Read more →
  • 06 June 2014

    Shavuos attended by more people then ever before!

    Over 150 People attended our 8th year Shavuot holiday, a holiday that was not know to the Jews of Ulyanovsk before the arrival of Rabbi Yossi and Suri Marozov. Over 40 children joined a grand Ice cream party where they made Mount Sinai out of Ice cream! Read more →
  • 15 May 2014

    Celebrating Victory day

    As has been our communities tradition for many years to celebrate Victory day (the 9th of may) by congratulating our Veterans and gathering all the survives This years celebration was held in a very warm atmosphere in our kosher Cafe at the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk Read more →
  • 28 April 2014

    Mazal Tov! Moshe Asher’s Upshernish!

    Our community has recently celebrated the Upsherin of Moshe Ascher Dabakarov son to long time president of our community Igor Dabakarov. Read more →
  • 17 April 2014

    Women’s club Pesach event

    Every year our ladies club gathers for a grand model seder. Read more →
  • 17 April 2014

    400 bags of pesach food distributed!

    Specifically for Passover, The Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk distributed food packages to 400 children and adults! Read more →
  • 18 March 2014

    Purim in Ulyanovsk 2014!!

    This year Purim in Ulyanovsk was especially joyous! Our Purim event started with a carnival featuring competitive games, exciting booths and face painting. Read more →
  • 13 March 2014

    Fourth annual “Great Winter Shabbaton”

    We recently completed our fourth annual “Great Winter Shabbaton”. Over 70 men, women and children enjoyed three days of learning, lectures, workshops, Farbreingens, and “ask the Rabbi” sessions. Read more →
  • 20 December 2013

    Mazal Tov! Salim is now Sholom, Simon is now Shimon!

    Simon is 67 years old. Nonetheless, that did not stop him from forming his covenant with God by going through a sugery not everybody is age would agree to do – circumcision!  Read more →
  • 20 December 2013

    Michoel Yedvabni our guest lecturer!

    Chazzan Michoel Yedvabni, from Moscow, has spend five days in Ulyanovsk. He gave lectures for various groups in the community and he had one-on-one Torah study sessions. Read more →
  • 06 December 2013

    Chanuka in Dmitrovgrad!

    For the third consecutive year, the Jewish Center of Dmitrovgrad had the honor to celebrate Chanukah together with the Marozov Family. Read more →
  • 05 December 2013

    Clothing for the needy in honor of Chanukah!

    In honor of Chanukah, 50 families in Ulyanovsk received a $150 gift card to Gloria Jeans, one of the largest and trendiest, yet economical clothing stores in Russia. Read more →
  • 05 December 2013

    50 Jews in Ulyanovsk own their own Tefilin!!!

    With the purchase of lefty Tefilin by Mr. Dima Lutov, the number of Jews in Ulyanovsk who own their own pair of Tefilin has gone up to 50! Read more →
  • 05 December 2013

    One hundred food parcels in honor of Chanukah!

    It has become a monthly tradition to help one hundred needy children in the Ulyanovsk Region with food parcels. This project is sponsored by the American fund “Keren Yedidut”. Read more →
  • 28 November 2013

    Governor pledges half a million rubles towards new Jewish center!

    Nearly 1,000 people attended our Grand Chanukah Concert! The Event was called “Chanukah – Man of the Year”. The evening was dedicated to raising money for our new community center. Read more →
  • 15 October 2013

    Cоздание еврейской похоронной службы в Ульяновске

    В начале октября в жизни Ульяновской еврейской общины произошло знаменательное событие, была образована полноценная похоронная служба еврейской общины (хеврат кадиша) г.Ульяновска в составе трех человек: главы похоронной службы Дмитрия (Натана) Власова, Виктора Розена и Дмитрия Лютова. Read more →
  • 13 September 2013

    Youth, Teenager’s and ladies club begin a new cycle

    Summer finally came to an end, we begin the new school year, also the new Jewish year, at the same time a new cycle for our many programs and institutions, This past Sunday September 7th was the grand opening for our Youth, Teenagers and ladies club’s. We also had the traditional Kapparot this very same day!  Read more →
  • 03 September 2013

    Teenager’s Travel Camp – Moscow, St. Petersburg!!!

    The Ulyanovsk J-Teen travel camp was the first teenager travel camp in all of Russia! 10 teenagers from Ulyanovsk and Penza joined Rabbi Marozov, the Chief Rabbi of Ulyanovsk, for a trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Read more →
  • 22 August 2013

    Mitzvah Tank in Ulyanovsk!

    On August 5th, Ulyanovsk had the honor to host the Mitzvah Mobile! The Mitzvah Mobile traveled throughout Russia to encourage Jews who are not yet fully connected to their roots to become more connected, one good deed at a time! Read more →
  • 11 July 2013

    First time ever Shabbaton for teenagers!!!!

    For the first time ever, the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk arranged a Shabbaton/Seminar for teenagers!!!  Read more →
  • 01 July 2013

    Camp Gan Israel Ulyanovsk 5773!!!!

    Camp Gan Israel Ulyanovsk came to an end much too fast! The campers had so much fun every day, that the days flew by. This is our third annual summer day camp. Read more →
  • 28 June 2013

    Grand opening! New library!!!

    In honor of the 3rd of Tammuz our community has inaugurated a brand new Library, named the “Feldman Family Library”. Read more →
  • 06 June 2013

    Goodbye Polin Family!

    The kindergarten had a very emotional goodbye party for the Polin family. The Polin’s are making Aliyah this week! The community will not be the same without them! We will miss them and feel their absence every single day! Read more →
  • 06 June 2013

    Kindergarten Shabbat

    Every Friday in “Gan Nes” the children pretend celebrate Shabbat. We have a Shabbat Abba and a Shabbat Ima. The Ima lights the candles and the Abba makes kiddush. We sing various Shabbat songs, enjoy the challah and even make some “L’chaims”! Read more →
  • 17 May 2013

    Fourth Annual Torathon a major success!

    30 people participated in the Torathon which started at 6:00 pm and ended at 6:00 am the next morning! A professional lecturer from Moscow came to Ulyanovsk especially for Shavuos and our fourth annual Torathon! Read more →
  • 08 May 2013

    We congratulate our dear Veterans!

    The 9th of May, Victory day, is one of the main legal holidays in Russia. It is the day the Russian Army won over the Nazi’s ym”s, thus saving many lives, including the lives of millions of Jews. Read more →
  • 29 April 2013

    Elite Youth Lag Bo’omer!

    This Sunday, we celebrated Lag B’Omer at the most elite recreation resort in Ulyanovsk! Read more →
  • 22 April 2013

    Pesach aid for 100 families!

    Once again the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk went out of their way to help the poor and needy in our community, in honor of Pesach one hundred families with children received incredible aid worth over $10,000.  Read more →
  • 17 April 2013

    New Club – J-Teen!

    A group of excited teenagers have joined us for the grand opening of J-teen, the new club for Jewish teens in Ulyanovsk. The club is geared specifically for ages 13 till 16. Read more →
  • 17 April 2013

    Kabbalah Seminar, a smashing success!

    Over 70 people participated in a full day learning Seminar, named “Kabbalah Seminar”, this past Sunday! We had the honor to host Rabbi Dovber Chaskelevitch from New York! Read more →
  • 17 April 2013

    Our Cemetery was vandalized!

    26 tombstones were pushed over, misplaced or broken by a few hooligans who are filled with hate. This has shocked and pained the Jews living in Ulyanovsk.  Read more →
  • 09 April 2013

    Ulyanovsk youth Paintball shooting

    As is customary every single year the Rabbi donates a chol hamoed pesach trip for the youth of Ulyanovsk, this year the youth went to somewhere extraordinary, Paintball shooting! A sport most of our youth have never ever had a chance to do. Read more →
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    28 March 2013

    Twenty thousand people already checked out our Russian blog

    We have only began our Russian blog 2 years ago, we already have twenty thousand IPs who have checked out with great interest the work of our community! May we continue to grow as a community! Read more →
  • 25 March 2013

    Passover greetings from the Governor of Ulyanovsk

    The Governor of Ulyanovsk has sent a telegram wishing the Chief Rabbi and all the Jewish of Ulyanovsk a “Happy Passover”! Read more →
  • 24 March 2013

    Ulyanovsk Prepares for Pesach

    March 25th at sundown begins the holiday of Pesach. Our community is in full swing preparing for Pesach. Much has been done. Every member of the community is involved in cleaning and getting rid of Chametz. After cleaning the kitchen in the cafe, the kitchen was Kashered and lined with silver foil. Read more →
  • 27 February 2013

    New member of our community – Chava Marozov!!!

    Our precious little Chava was born on Friday February 22, 12th of Adar in Brooklyn’s Methodist hospital, she was 6.13 pounds. May she grow up L’Torah U’Lchupa U’lma’asim Toivim. Read more →
  • 15 January 2013

    Second annual “Man of the Year” Chanukah event!

    Our second annual “Man of the Year” event took place this year on the first day of Chanukah! A tradition we hope to continue for the years to come. Read more →
  • 02 November 2012

    Proud new Tefillin owners!

    Alexander (Ben Yisroel) and Emanuel received their long awaited gift: their own pair of new Tefilin! Now they can don Tefilin every single day! Read more →
  • 25 October 2012

    Ulyanovsk host Business conference

    This past Sunday, October 14th, the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk has arranged a grand business conference for Jewish businessmen from neighboring cities and regions to get to know each other, and each other’s businesses, with the hope that some may make valuable contacts to expand their businesses. Read more →
  • 12 October 2012

    Dmitrovgrad celebrates Sukkos

    Over 30 Jews have gathered at the public library of Dmitrovgrad to celebrate the festival of Sukkot, although there is no synagogue or Rabbi in Dmitrovgrad, a nice delegation has arrived from Ulyanovsk to do the Mitzvos of Lulav and Esrog with the people, accompanied with a Pop up Sukkah, where all the attendees were served delicious home made chocolate cake! Read more →
  • 30 September 2012

    Ulyanovsk builds Russia’s largest Sukkah!

    As has been our tradition for many years now, Ulyanovsk youth have just completed building Russia’s largest Sukkah! Read more →
  • 29 September 2012

    Parents of Suri Marozov visit Russia

    Rebetzin Suri Marozov’s parents have finally arrived to Russia! They are being greeted by Russia’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Berl Lazar. They are going to spend Sukkos together with the Jewish Community of Ulyanovsk! Read more →
  • 28 September 2012

    Candle lighting magnet!

    For the first time ever, the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk has published a magnificent magnet that can stick to the refrigerator with the exact times to light the Shabbath candles! To our amazement, within two days ALL magnets have been distributed and many women are asking if they can get one too. Read more →
  • 27 September 2012

    Ulyanovsk publishes its fourth calendar!

    This year, over 1,000 magnificent calendars have been printed for the benefit of every Jewish family living in Ulyanovsk! Read more →
  • 25 September 2012

    Judaism in the 21st Century

    A new program has been launched for the benefit of the Jewish Youth in Ulyanovsk! “Judaism in the 21st century” is aimed at making the youth feel part of the community. Read more →
  • 23 September 2012

    Women’s club “Jewish Home” reunite

    Our women’s program “Jewish Home” was reopened on the 7th of Tishrei, for another seasonal year. All the women were happy to see each other again in the community. Read more →
  • 23 September 2012

    Kaparot in the Ulyanovsk Jewish Center

    Over 100 people participated in our annual Kaparot ceremony. For many people this was a time to reflect on their way of life and take upon themselves good resolutions to change for the coming year! Read more →
  • 20 September 2012

    Tent set up to host the Rosh Hashonah prayers

    This is a picture of a different event as we are not allowed to photograph on Rosh Hashono Over the past years, more and more people attend our Rosh Hashono prayer services. Which is why the Jewish Community of Ulyanovsk made the decision to build a tent to host the many parishioners. Read more →
  • 19 September 2012

    Chief Rabbi and Grand Mufti sign Agreement of Friednship.

    Chief Rabbi Yosef Marozov and Great mufti Sovbyan Suleymanov met on September 15th to sign an Association Agreement. Read more →
  • 14 September 2012

    Women’s clubs from four cities gather together!

    Jewish women of Samara, Ulyanovsk, Tolyatti and Dimitrovgrad gathered together on the 22nd of Elul to discuss the Jewish Holidays of Tishrei. Read more →
  • 29 August 2012

    Youth Volunteers clean Jewish Cemetery

    Ulyanovsk youth organized the cleaning of the old Jewish cemetery on the 17th of Av. Read more →
  • 29 August 2012

    “Mitzvah-Tank” in Ulyanovsk

    “Mitzvah-Tank” arrived in Ulyanovsk, Russia on 26th of Av. Many of Jewish community representatives and especially young people were deeply interested in this event. The name itself excited curiosity.  Read more →
  • 27 August 2012

    A tribute to the Baal Shem of Syzran

    After the fall of communism, every individual had to reapply for citizenship in the republic that they were currently living in. Vitally refused to recieve Russian citizenship; he felt the communists that occupied Russia for so long have been anti religious.  Read more →
  • 27 August 2012

    Mother’s long weekend Seminar!

    A number of mother’s from Ulyanovsk and Samara’s Jewish Community have joined together for a long weekend seminar. The seminar was a great success! The parents learned how to run a Jewish home while the kids learned about Judaism in a fun and exciting way in camp! Read more →
  • 27 August 2012

    Mayor of Dmitrovgrad promises a Jewish center

    On July 9th, the Chief Rabbi of Ulyanovsk together with the President of the Jewish Community of Ulyanovsk met with the mayor of Dmitrovgrad to discuss the newly developing Jewish community in Dmitrovgrad. Read more →
  • 27 August 2012

    The most amazing schedule for camp

    The Ulyanovsk day camp was arranged and organized by Rabbanit Suri Marozov. This is the most amazing schedule a camp can ever have! It’s all arranged in picture format for easy viewing. Read more →
  • 27 August 2012

    Gimmel Tammuz farbrengen in Dmitrovrgad!!!

    To inspire people without speaking their language may seem impossible to some, but Dovid Katz and JJ Hecht were determined to give it their best! Read more →
  • 27 June 2012

    13th Day in CGI!!!

  • 27 June 2012

    12th Day in CGI!!!

  • 26 June 2012

    10th Day in CGI!!!

  • 21 June 2012

    9th Day in CGI!!!

  • 21 June 2012

    8th Day in CGI!!!

  • 21 June 2012

    7th day in СGI!!!

  • 21 June 2012

    6th Day in CGI!!!

  • 21 June 2012

    5th day in CGI!!!

  • 21 June 2012

    4th day in CGI!!!

  • 21 June 2012

    Third day of CGI!!!

  • 21 June 2012

    Second day of CGI!

  • 12 June 2012

    Torathon, Ice Cream party and Shavuos a smashing success!

    This Shavuos, over 40 people participated in our third annual Torathon! Rabbi Michoel Yevbadni Chazzan, assistant Rabbi of the great Choral Synagogue, gave wonderful lectures on the insights of Shavuot and the 13 principles of faith.  Read more →
  • 22 May 2012

    Ulyanovsk celebrates Victory day – 9th of May.

    This past Sunday, the Jewish community of Ulyanovsk organized an event in honor of Victory day, one of the most important holidays in Russia. Read more →
  • 12 May 2012

    Grand Mufti and Chief Rabbi defend religious morality

    On April 25, the Grand Mufti of Ulyanovsk payed a visit to the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk. This comes two months after the Rabbi and the Mufti had their initial meeting of tolerance. Read more →
  • 20 April 2012

    Young yeshiva students make a great impression in Dmitrovgrad!

    Dmitrovgrad is a city in the Ulyanovsk Region with a population of over 100,000 citizens, of which nearly 500 are Jewish. Yet there was never a Synagogue nor a Jewish Center there. Read more →
  • 12 April 2012

    350 families received aid for Pesach!

    350 families got help for Passover: clothing, chicken, matzo and grape juice! The aid was for pensioners, disabled, and families with children. Read more →
  • 12 April 2012

    Pesach in Ulyanovsk

    Nearly 200 people came to the Persona restaurant, on Friday afternoon, to celebrate Pesach! The program started with a lively concert! The women’s club made an outstanding performance for the crowd! The children from our kindergarten and education center impressed the crowd with their Pesach songs. Read more →
  • 11 April 2012

    Ulyanovsk prepares for pesach

     Selling the “chometz”‘ Model Seder, and course on pesach for the woman’s club. Read more →
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    01 April 2012

    New Jewish community opens in Dmitrovgrad!

    We are proud to announce the grand opening of the Jewish center of Dmitrovgrad! The newly elected leader is Mrs. Olga Batchkova, a young enthusiastic mother. She has taken upon herself the responsibility to lead the Jews of Dmitrivgrad. Read more →
  • 29 March 2012

    Ulyanovsk: The Capital of Tolerance

    As a sign of tolerance and brotherhood, Rabbi Yossi Marozov met with the Chief Mufti of Ulyanovsk, Savbyan-Khazrat Suleiman. Read more →
  • 16 March 2012

    Purim in Ulyanovsk!

    On Wednesday afternoon, the first night of Purim, the Ulyanovsk Jewish Community Center hosted a lively Purim celebration! The hall was filled to capacity with approximately 200 guests! Read more →
  • 08 February 2012

    Winter Resort Shabbaton

    Over 120 young men and women enjoyed an incredible four day shabbaton in Ulyanovsk, Russia! The minus 30 degree weather didn’t stop these youth from attending!  Read more →
  • 06 February 2012

    New! Minyan Mondays and Thursdays

    This past month, a group of elderly members of our community have decided to launch a new club: “Club Torah”! They gather on Mondays and Thursdays to pray, put on tefilin and hear the reading of the Torah in the synagogue. Read more →
  • 06 February 2012

    All-day Torah Seminar!!

    This past Sunday, 11 people came to study at an all-day Torah Seminar that began at 12:00 pm and ended at 8:00 pm! Read more →
  • 30 January 2012

    Youth Chanukah

    On December 24th, Motzei Shabbos, the youth organized a Chanukah event. The program began with havdalah and the lighting of the Chanukah menorah. They then got into the spirit of Chanukah by acting out the story of the Maccabees. Read more →
  • 30 December 2011

    Chanukah Lights “Man of the Year”

    Chanukah represents spreading light, especially in the dark. Which is why this year, at our huge Chanukah event, we awarded nine people with the “Man of the Year” award. These people spread light and warmth to our community by going above and beyond for the Jews of Ulyanovsk.  Read more →
  • 30 December 2011

    Ulyanovsk Governor nominated “Man of the Year”

    On Monday, December 19th, thousands of people gathered at the State Kremlin Palace for the annual award ceremony of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia called “Man of the Year”.  Read more →
  • 30 December 2011

    Chanukah event for the Jews of Dmitrovgrad!

    Dmitrovgrad, a city located in the Ulyanovsk region, is an hour and a half car drive from the city of Ulyanovsk. Although approximately 200-300 Jews live there, there is no Rabbi in the city.  Read more →
  • 30 December 2011

    Women’s Club Chanukah Program!

    On Sunday, December 25th, the women’s club gathered for a grand Chanukah party! Rabbi Marozov gave an inspirational lecture about applying the lessons of Chanukah to our daily lives: about spreading light, warmth and yiddishkeit.  Read more →
  • 29 December 2011

    Chanukah in our Children’s Educational Center!

    Our children’s educational center “School of Dreams” celebrated Chanukah all week long! They learned all about Chanukah, played dreidel, made arts and crafts, lit the Menorah, and were even treated to Chanukah Gelt!  Read more →
  • 28 December 2011

    Our kindergarten children celebrate Chanukah!

    Chanukah is so exciting for our kindergarten children! They built menorah’s out of blocks, shaped their challah into menorah’s, played lots of chanukah games, and made their own donuts! Happy Chanukah! Read more →
  • 28 December 2011

    Grand final board meeting

    For the fourth consecutive year, the board of trustees for the Jewish Community of Ulyanovsk has held its annual grand final meeting. This meeting is extremely significant as it is at this particular meeting where board members look into the past years spending, and then listen to the Rabbi as he goes through a detailed planned budget for the upcoming year. Read more →
  • 26 December 2011

    Rabbi Avi Cassel visits Ulyanovsk youth

    Rabbi Avi Cassel, the director of STARS – “Students Torah Alliance for Russian Speakers”, traveled from his office in Jerusalem all the way to Ulyanovsk to inspire our youth and encourge them to keep Yidishkeit. Over 25 students attended to be inspired by three lecturers: Mr. Igor Dabakarov, the president of the community, Rabbi Avi Cassel, and Rabbi Yossi Marozov, the Rabbi of Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 25 November 2011

    A Double Brit Mila in Ulyanovsk!

    The family of Misha and Irina Kantarovitch maintain a Jewish lifestyle: mezuzas affixed to their doors, they buy kosher chicken and meat, he attends shul every Shabbat, and they attend all our holiday events.  Read more →
  • 21 November 2011

    Newly reconstructed Sefer Torah – a present for Simchas Torah!

    This past Simchas Torah, the Jews of Ulyanovsk received a very special gift: a newly reconstructed Torah Scroll. As is the tradition, there are three Torah scrolls in every Synagogue. Last year, the Feldman family donated the first new Torah scroll to the Jewish community in Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 18 November 2011

    Our new educational center – is off to a great start!

    Our Children’s Educational Center “Школа мечты”-“school of dreams” rthree days a week: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The children are transported to the Jewish Center where they are fed a warm nutritious meal. Read more →
  • 18 November 2011

    Our kindergarten children learning and growing!

    Thanks to all our generous Donors, our kindergarten children are enjoying their time learning and playing. Read more →
  • 16 November 2011

    Sukkot in Ulyanovsk

    To everyone’s surprise, snow started falling as our Sukkot celebration began! Although it was bitterly cold in the sukkah, the atmosphere was warm and cozy. With a delicious buffet of food, disco lights, lively music and dancing, the crowd didn’t feel the cold! When the music stopped, they kept asking for more and more! Read more →
  • 09 October 2011

    Newly erected “Menorah”, Chief Rabbi of Russia visits Ulyanovsk

    The Jewish Community Center of Ulyanovsk hosted the opening ceremony of a Menorah monument, the traditional symbol of faith, courage and pride. Read more →
  • 03 October 2011

    Grand Opening of Children’s Education Center – “School of Dreams”!

    Excitement filled the air, as approximately 60 enthusiastic children, parents, grandparents and teachers joined together to celebrate the opening of Ulyanovsk’s first Jewish Children’s Education Center named “School of Dreams”!  Read more →
  • 02 October 2011

    Our annual magnificent calendar

    For the third consecutive year, the Jewish Community of Ulyanovsk has produced a beautiful calendar with many pictures of the happenings in our community. Read more →
  • 14 September 2011

    Magnificent New Playground

    Our Kindergarten “Gan Nes” has just completed building a beautiful playground for the school year of 5772! Read more →
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    07 September 2011

    Our second year of “Gan Nes” is off to a great start!

    Every year, on the first of September, our children go back to school. This year, the young Jewish children of Ulyanovsk have resumed learning at our state of the art Preschool named “Gan Nes” – “Garden of Miracles”. Read more →
  • 06 September 2011

    Overnight Camp Gan Yisroel a big hit!

    Our children spent an awesome 10 days in Camp Gan Yisroel in Kazan! This year the camp was located in the hotel “Regina”. Read more →
  • 06 September 2011

    Jewish Youth Seminar

    Jewish youth from three big cities – Nishny Novgorod, Kazan, and Ulyanovsk – came together for an incredible seminar in Kazan. The program started on Thursday night with games, contests, delicious barbecue and farbrengen. Read more →
  • 28 August 2011

    Nearly 90 enjoy Summer Shabbaton

    This past week nearly 90 people from our community joined in, to our family seminar/shabbaton, This was a unique opportunity for families to combine vocation in a nice hotel sorrounded by nature and wildlife, and learning all about shabbus, and Jewish Life.  Read more →
  • 28 August 2011

    Shul packed for the 9th of Av

    The Ninth of Av is the day we mourn the destruction of our first and second temple, together with many other tragedies throughout Jewish history that transpired on the 9th of Av.  Read more →
  • 03 July 2011

    Our first summer day camp a big success!

    From June 27 our community held a Day Camp for children, named “Gan Yisroel.” Thirty children had a wonderful time. Games and lessons that took place outdoors and likewise indoors brought a lot of joy to all the Children.  Read more →
  • 26 June 2011

    Our kindergarten children made their own Torah!

    In honor of Shavuos, the children made their very own picture Torah! Read more →
  • 26 June 2011

    Making Pizza for Shavuos!

    The kindergarten children made their very own pizza’s in honor of Shavuos! They rolled out the pizza, spread some ketchup, sprinkled on cheese and then chose from an assortment of fresh vegetables to add flavor. For lunch each child ate their very own pizza – what a delicious treat! Read more →
  • 26 June 2011

    Our kindergarten children counting down to Shavuos!

    Counting the days from Pesach till Shavuos is so much fun when you get to count and walk on the colorful and attractive footprints in our kindergarten! The children were thrilled to finally reach Har Sinai!!! Read more →
  • 13 June 2011

    Lifshits first Yahrtzeit

    On the 22nd of Iyar last year, Ulyanovsk lost a great leader. 92 year old Michael Yosefovich Lifshits, the honorable President of the community of Ulyanovsk, passed away. Read more →
  • 13 June 2011

    Yom Yerushalayim in “Cafe Yerushalayim”

    “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning”. This year the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk has not forgotten Jerusalem. Read more →
  • 13 June 2011

    Lag B’omer

    Our annual Lag B’Omer festivel was celebrated this year in a unique way! 11:00 in the morning the crowd gathered at the community yard, which is now running as a summer Cafe “Cafe Jerusalem”, there they were served a lavish meal, danced, and played various games and contests. Read more →
  • 10 May 2011

    Ulyanovsk Celebrates Victory day

    In Ulyanovsk, we started the Victory Day celebration by bringing the veterans of war to the Jewish Center. At the Jewish Center, the veterans were warmly greeted and comfortably seated. Read more →
  • 10 May 2011

    Mazal Tov!

    Mazal Tov! We congratulate Igor Dabakarova and his family with the birth of a son! In Ulyanovsk, the rite of circumcision was first held in strict accordance with Jewish law. Read more →
  • 06 May 2011

    Chol Hamoed Fun for “Mommy & Me”!

    Every month, women and their children excitedly participate in the “Mommy & Me” program. Usually the women have a program consisting of learning and an activity relating to the topic of the month, while their children have their own program. Read more →
  • 28 April 2011

    Ulyanovsk celebrates Pesach!

    Boruch Hashem, nearly 100 people participated in our public seder! In order for the guests to be fully involved in the Seder, we had groups of 25-30 people in various rooms in our center.  Read more →
  • 14 April 2011

    Pre Pesach Shabbaton for Ulyanovsk businessmen!

    For the first time ever, Ulyanovsk businessmen had the opportunity to celebrate Shabbos and learn about the meaning of Pesach in a luxurious setting, at the Regina resort, 100 kilometers from Ulyanovsk.  Read more →
  • 22 February 2011

    משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה

    Our sages teach us to prepare for Yom Tov 30 days beforehand. In preparation for the joyous holiday of purim, Ulyanosk is preparing itself by making the Ulyanovsk vodka company “Slavanskaya” and “Baykal” kosher! Rabbi Marozov checked all the ingredients, and supervised the production of the vodka to ensure that all is kosher. Read more →
  • 11 February 2011

    Happy 30th Birthday to Yossi!!!

    Yossi’s friends were all so excited to celebrate his birthday!!! Grigory and Natasha Kodner made a video clip – Yossi Read more →
  • 11 February 2011

    Family of 5 changed their lives around!

    The Zharinov family didn’t know much about Judaism. Irina (now Chana), the mother, knew she was Jewish, but that was about it. Four years ago, Sergei (now Daniel) and Ivan (now Yossi) attended Camp Gan Israel and were inspired to continue their Jewish education by going to Yeshiva. Read more →
  • 11 February 2011

    Tzadikovitch paints a picture of a Tzadik

    Daniel Tzadikovitch, a painter living in Ulyanovsk, who claims he too must be a Tzadik being that his last name is Tzadik-ovitch, has painted a beautiful picture of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and presented it to the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk! Read more →
  • 30 December 2010

    Dovi’s Upshernish!

    We recently celebrated the upshernish of our dear son, Shmuel Dovid. 100 people from our community joined our simcha. Being that it was right before Chanukah, we lit our silver Menorah to spread the message of increasing the light of Torah! The joy and excitement was palpable! Check out our clip! Read more →
  • 30 December 2010

    Dovi’s first 3 years!

    These are Dovi’s Pre-Upshernish pictures! Enjoy! Read more →
  • 06 December 2010

    Chanukah in Ulyanovsk

    Over 200 Jews have come together to celebrate Chanukah in one of the nicest theaters in the city.  Read more →
  • 06 December 2010

    Youth Project: “Light up Chanukah”

    This Chanukah, the youth in our community celebrated Chanukah in very original and funky ways! On December 4th, they met at the Museum of Civil Aviation and lit the Menorah on the wing of an airplane! Read more →
  • 06 December 2010

    Businessmen Celebrate Chanukah

    On the second night of Chanukah, a wonderful celebration was organized by Ulyanovsk Jewish businessmen and members of the board of trustees of our community. The event was catered by our kosher cafe “Cafe Jerusalem”. Read more →
  • 06 December 2010

    Preschool: Chanukah Fun!!!

    Making our very own Menorah’s The children made their own menorah’s from scratch! They made dough, formed their menorahs, baked it, and finally painted it!!! Read more →
  • 05 December 2010

    Playing in the snow!!!

    The kindergarten children are so excited to play in the snow! We’re lucky to live in Russia where there’s snow on the ground for most of the year. Read more →
  • 01 December 2010

    Ladies club “Jewish Home” learnes all about Chanukah

    Rabbanit Suri Marozov has successfully launched the program “Jewish home”. The theme of the last session was Chanukah. The women studied the history and the laws of the Chanukah, learned self defense (like the maccabi), and how to play Dreidel! Read more →
  • 01 November 2010

    Grand opening of Ulyanovsk’s first Jewish Preschool!

    Today we celebrated the opening of Ulyanovsk’s first Jewish kindergarten! The name of our kindergarten is “Gan Nes”, which means miracle; it is a true miracle that we managed to open up a preschool, despite the many obstacles we encountered. Read more →
  • 11 October 2010

    Regional Pre-Hanukkah Seminar for the Jewish youth took place in Ulyanovsk

    Russian Jewish Youth Congress unites young people from more that 40 cities. It is headed by Igor Dabakarov, Chairman of Ulyanovsk Regional Jewish National and Cultural Autonomy. The main goal of the Congress is to revive national identity among the younger Jewish generation. Read more →
  • 26 September 2010

    Incredible Sukkos program in Russia’s largest Sukkah!

    Over 300 Jews participated in our exhilarating Sukkos event! 4 volunteers with lulav and esrog in hand helped everyone fulfill this special mitzvah. Read more →
  • 27 August 2010

    Ulyanovsk prepares itself for Rosh Hashono

    Ulyanovsk is preparing itself for Rosh Hashono 5771. This will be the 5th time Ulyanovsk will be celebrating Rosh Hashono the proper way.  Read more →
  • 29 June 2010

    A new Sefer Torah in Lenin’s birth place!!!

    Over 500 people participated today in an extraordinary historic event. The Jewish Community of Ulyanovsk, the city famous as the birth place of Lenin, the founder of the communist regime, has completed the writing of its first ever Sefer Torah. Read more →
  • 29 June 2010

    Our Gabbai passes away

    Our community is saddend by the untimely death of a very promiment member of our community, Mr. Yefim Aronovitch Taitalbaum (Chaim ben Aron Hakohen). Although brought up under communist rule, Mr. Taitalbaum always had a strong belief in Hashem.  Read more →
  • 29 June 2010

    Jewish family retreat a hit!

    For the first time ever, we arranged a great Jewish family retreat! More than 60 men, women and children enjoyed themselves for three days on the outskirts of Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 29 June 2010

    New jackets for our children

    Our Center has held its latest humanitarian campaign, which aimed to hand out jackes to the more needy members of the local community. Read more →
  • 27 June 2010

    Children enjoy overnight camp

    This summer, a number of boys and girls were sent to overnight camp “Gan Yisroel”, which was located near Nizhniy Novgorod.  Read more →
  • 15 June 2010

    A Chupa at the Kotel

    On May 16th, tens of members from our community met at the holy western wall for a once in a lifetime event: a chupa at the Kotel! Read more →
  • 15 June 2010

    Brisim in Ulyanovsk

    Two brave young people had a Bris Mila this past week. 21 year old Losha Mikhalkin, a professional athlete and a very active youth member of our community, was excited to do this important mitzvah.  Read more →
  • 14 May 2010

    Kosher food for needy children

    The Jewish center of Ulyanovsk established a humanitarian campaign to help children from impoverished, single-parent and large families. Read more →
  • 14 May 2010

    Ulyanovsk lost a great leader

    On May 6th, 92 year old Michael Yosefovich Lifshits, the honorable President of the community of Ulyanovsk, has passed away. Read more →
  • 14 May 2010

    Victory Day in Ulyanovsk

    In Ulyanovsk we started the Victory Day celebration by bringing the veterans of war to the “Eternal fire” over the Volga River. The Jewish youth joined the veterans in their celebration. Read more →
  • 04 May 2010

    Lag Bo’omer

    Our annual Lag Bo’omer picnic started with a nice scenic drive out of town. We arrived as the sun was leaving and rain took its place. We drove back to our center and made our picnic in our backyard. We played games, had a BBQ, and of course lively music! Read more →
  • 20 April 2010

    New Russian Youth Jewish Congress was set up in Ulyanovsk

    Over 150 guests from over 50 cities in Russia have arrived to Ulyanovsk this past Thursday for a conference marking the start of a new national organization called, “The Russain Youth Jewish Congress”! Read more →
  • 13 April 2010

    Pesach in Ulyanovsk

    Boruch Hashem, nearly 100 people participated in our public seder! In the past, we rented a hall to conduct our seder, but this night was different. For the first time, the seder took place at our center!  Read more →
  • 13 April 2010

    “Mommy & Me” Chol Hamoed Bowling!

    In honor of Chol Hamoed Pesach, the mommies and children from our “Mommy & Me” group were treated to an exciting day of bowling and fun! The mommies had a great time bowling while the kids had an awesome time in the childrens center (Trampoline, tunnels, mazes, ball bath…)! Read more →
  • 13 April 2010

    New! Daily Soup Kitchen

    A new soup kitchen has opened in Ulyanovsk! More than 20 Jews enjoy a warm, delicious meal daily.  Read more →
  • 23 March 2010

    Pre-Pesach Seminar

    These student enjoyed an amazing Pre-Pesach Shabbaton that has taken place this past shabbos at our center. Read more →
  • 05 March 2010

    Purim Party, Hurray!!!

    Purim was extremely exciting this year! It was even better than the past 3 years. In the past, we made a purim concert; the crowd heard megillah, some singers and went home.  Read more →
  • 05 March 2010

    Young couples Purim Party!

    On Motzei Shabbos, a VIP Purim party for young couples took place in a restaraunt which was catered by “Cafe Jerusalem”. Everyone had such a great time, they couldn’t stop laughing! Read more →
  • 19 February 2010

    100 Children Receive Kosher Treats

    Over 100 children in Ulyanovsk received packages of kosher hotdogs as a pre-Purim treat. The children are from extremely low income families, single-parent homes, or are disabled. Read more →
  • 31 December 2009

    Over 100 Jews in Ulyanovsk bought themselves a letter in the Sefer Torah!

    Over 100 Jews in Ulyanovsk bought themselves a letter in the Sefer Torah. This began six months ago, when the Jewish Center announced a new initiative to have the local Jews be aware of the vital Mitzvah of owning a Sefer Torah. Read more →
  • 31 December 2009

    Chagigas Chanuka in Ulyanovsk

    The Jews of Ulyanovsk were treated to a free Chanukah concert this past Sunday. A crowed of 150 people showed up to participate. Featured at the event were various Jewish singers from Ulyanovsk. (They were all volunteers!) Read more →
  • 14 December 2009

    Business VIP Chanukah

    The night before Chanukah, we had an amazing celebration for the benefit of the Jewish Businessmen of Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 26 October 2009

    Mazal Tov!!! It’s a boy!!!

    We are so happy to share with our family and friends the great news that we are once again the proud parents of a beautiful, precious, delightful little boy!!! He was born on Shabbos morning and weighs 7 lbs. and 8 oz. We are so grateful to Hashem for this great miracle and we hope to always be able to share simchas and good news! Read more →
  • 20 October 2009

    Kosher Restaurant in Ulyanovsk

    For the first time in history, the far and remote city of Ulyanovsk has opened a kosher restaurant named “Cafe Jerusalem“. The cafe opened up immediately after the completion of the holiday of Sukkos. Read more →
  • 19 October 2009

    Regional Business Conference

    This past Sunday, a unique event took place in Ulyanovsk – a Jewish business conference! It was organized by the head of the board of trustees, Mr. William Vroochtel, and the head of the Jewish community of Kazan, Mr. Skablionek. Read more →
  • 06 October 2009

    Sukkos in Ulyanovsk

    Sukkos in Ulyanovsk was celebrated in an amazing atmosphere! More than 150 people enjoyed an amazing simchas beis hashoaiva in our Sukkah. The event began with everyone shaking the lulav and esrog, then we had singers, games, a great meal and dancing.  Read more →
  • 02 October 2009

    Sukkos in Ulyanovsk

  • 27 September 2009

    Grand Opening of the Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk

    For the first time in the history of the Jewish Community of Ulyanovsk, our center was totally renovated to the highest standards. We replaced all windows, floors, and doors. We repaired all of the classrooms, and hallways. A new state of the art kitchen and dining hall was build. We finally have a real usable bathrooms. Read more →
  • 25 September 2009

    Kapparot in Ulyanovsk

    Over one hundred people attended kapparot last Wednesday in the yard of the Jewish Center. Read more →
  • 24 September 2009

    For the first time a new and personal calendar

    For the first time, a new and personal calendar was printed for the benefit of the Jewish community of Ulyanovsk! This magnificent calendar is special for many reasons.  Read more →
  • 08 September 2009

    Renovations are finally coming to an end!

    Boruch Hashem, we are glad to announce that our renovations are coming to an end! In less than 2 weeks, we will finally have a well functioning center. As usual, with renovations, once you start it’s hard to stop Read more →
  • 13 August 2009

    Mazal Tov

    A great new project was introduced to our community! It is called “Mazal Tov”. Every time a new baby is born, Suri goes to visit the new mommy and baby with an amazing huge present – a baby bathtub filled with clothes, pampers, wipes, baby food and many other essentials. Read more →
  • 13 August 2009

    First chupa in nearly 80 years

    This past thursday, the 3rd of Tammuz, Ulyanovsk experienced a historical event! The first Jewish wedding, accompanied by a Chupa, took place. More than 100 people took part in this historical event, as Ulyanovsk did not see anything like this for nearly 80 years.. Read more →
  • 13 August 2009

    Kosher store

    Finally it’s realistic for any Jew in Ulyanovsk to keep kosher! We recently opened up a mini kosher store. Our store has a full line of Israeli non-perishable products, meats, wine, matzo and more. We also sell Judaica, souvenirs, & books. Although it’s a small store, we have all the basic Jewish staples! Read more →
  • 13 August 2009

    Jewish home

    I recently started a monthly Jewish women’s program called “Jewish Home”. Women who are interested in broadening their Jewish horizon are treated to a two hour program which usually includes a game, divrei Torah, an activity, and good old-fashioned ladies talk with cake and tea. Read more →
  • 13 August 2009

    Tzdaka

    Charity is a new phenomenon for Russian Jewry. Although charity for Jews is age old, dating back to our first forefather Avrohom Avinu – who would wait for hours for guests to arrive at his home, for many living in the Former Soviet Union it is a very foreign concept. Read more →
  • 13 August 2009

    Renovations begin – Finally!

    Working in our center for the past three years has been extremly tough. In the begining we didn’t have money to buy computers, printers, furniture… how much more so to build a kitchen, shul, etc. Read more →
  • 13 August 2009

    Girls return from overnighht camp

    This summer, a number of boys and girls were sent to overnight camp “Gan Yisroel”, which was located one hour away from Ulyanovsk.  Read more →
  • 13 August 2009

    Over 100 children recieve nearly $100 worth of clothing

    On the 19th of July, over 100 children from the Ulyanovsk region were able to go to “Kids World” and pick out clothing. Read more →
  • 24 June 2009

    Our Shul

    Ulyanovsk did not have a Shul for nearly 100 years! Boruch Hashem, before Rosh Hashona 5769 we opened up our Shul.  Read more →
  • 01 June 2009

    Shavuos Torathon

    Shavuot in Ulyanovsk was amazing! It began with a Torathon! 12 Jews spent all night learning Torah at the Rabbi’s house, a first time ever event organized in Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 18 May 2009

    Lag B’omer

    The weather was incredible on Lag B’omer! We went for a picnic and barbeque right near the Volga river. We relaxed, played games, and of course enjoyed old fashioned barbeque chicken! Read more →
  • 17 May 2009

    A peek at our daily lives in Ulyanovsk

    These are some random pictures of our beautiful city. Our “mikvah” where we toivel our keilim, the trams, the streets, and the vehicles. Read more →
  • 17 May 2009

    Mommy & Me – Lag B’omer

    We made an elaborate Lag B’omer project consisting of a cave, grass, a river and trees. We made a sign for our classroom door with our handprints – what fun! Read more →
  • 09 May 2009

    9th of May – Victory Day

    On the 9th of May the Jewish Center rented out a Restaurant, made it kosher and set up an amazing event for the veterans of ww2. The 9th of May is Russias Victory day. It is the day they won over the Nazi regime. Read more →
  • 19 April 2009

    Bedikas Chometz

    Our youth came to the center to be part of the mitzvah of Bedikas Chometz. Michael hid all the pieces and everyone else had a great time trying to find them!  Read more →
  • 19 April 2009

    Shlomie Post Upshernish

    Our cute adorable “Big Boy” Shlomie loves to daven from his siddur every day! Shlomie and Dovie love to sing and play with their Torah’s! Read more →
  • 19 April 2009

    Chol Hamoed Bowling!

    After cleaning for Pesach, peeling moutains of potatoes, giving our chickens haircuts, participating in the sedarim… everybody was treated out to an evening of bowling, air hockey, and pool. Read more →
  • 19 April 2009

    Our children on Chol Hamoed

    Shlomie and Dovie had a great time playing with the balls, jumping on the trampoline, “driving” cars, and running around finding other great games! Read more →
  • 19 April 2009

    Beni and Duddy

    Enjoying the Ulyanovsk experience! Read more →
  • 08 April 2009

    US Embassy Visits Jewish Center in Ulyanovsk

    The Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk had an unexpected guest, Mr. Christopher Mizelle. The Second Secretary to the Embassy of the United States in Russia. Read more →
  • 31 March 2009

    Women’s Club Model Pesach Seder

    The women in our community got together to make a model seder for Pesach. They enjoyed practicing the seder and they can’t wait for the “Real Thing”! Read more →
  • 31 March 2009

    Elections for President & Board of the Jewish Community

    So many people came to vote and show their support, that there wasn’t enough room for everybody in the room! Yossi spoke about the importance of being a leader and how every one of us can be a leader. Igor was voted in as President of our community and a new board was voted in too! Read more →
  • 31 March 2009

    Dancing at Shlomies Upshernish

    Everyone enjoyed hours of dancing to lively music! Igor sings amazing, and made the Simcha very lebedig! Read more →
  • 31 March 2009

    Shlomie’s Upshernish

    Shlomie’s big day finally arrived! We had a delicious meal at a fancy restaurant (Which Yossi and my brother Dovid kashered), an amazing program, and a great DJ singing to very lively music! Read more →
  • 28 March 2009

    Ulyanovsk Jewish Community Promotes Adult Education

    The Jewish Center of Ulyanovsk has introduced a new course aimed at adults interested in pursuing an intensive Jewish education in a short period of time. This latest initiative rounds out a series of educational initiatives that are already regularly offered by the Jewish community of Ulyanovsk. Read more →
  • 12 January 2009

    Shlomie pre-upshernish

    It wasn’t easy getting Shlomie to take these pictures, but they sure are worth it! Read more →
  • 11 January 2009

    Preschool Shabbos Party!

    Our first Shabbos Party! Yeva was the Shabbos Ima, Yasha was the Shabbos Abba, and Shlomie was the Shabbos Baby! Yeva lit candles, we all sang shalom aleichem, and then Yasha made kiddush. We all enjoyed a nice “Shabbos meal” of Challah and soup. Read more →
  • 07 January 2009

    Our Preschool

    Baruch Hashem, our preschool is off to a great start! My Shlomie loves it. So does the rest of his class: Yeva (4 years old) and Yasha (3 years old). Here are pictures of them playing “Koshka, Mishka” (Cat and Mouse) outside. Read more →
  • 07 January 2009

    Chanukah

    Chanukah was a lot of fun, especially for Shlomie who loves to do anything that has to do with fire. We didn’t have a menorah for him, so we just stuck the candles to the table. Read more →

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