St. Petersburg, Russia and it's amazing Jewish community.

Posted by Iris Hami

May 23, 2013 9:44:02 AM

THE JEWISH WORLD
After the breakup of the USSR, Russian Jews thrive in St. Petersburg. Totally worth a visit.
With the start of perestroika, break-up of the USSR and the advent of the new state, the Russian Federation, in 1991, religious and cultural life of Jewish religious community of the city started returning to normal. 

   On Jewish holidays again many Jews come to the synagogue, a good number of congregation members attend prayers daily. There are classes and lectures on Judaism at the community, Jews again study Torah and tradition. Children again attend Jewish kindergartens and schools. 

  The community has a mikvah, a kosher shop, where you can buy souvenirs and books on Judaism, you can also visit a kosher restaurant “Le’chaim”. 

   For more detailed information please visit the corresponding sections of the website
http://eng.jewishpetersburg.ru/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=292

Photo: THE JEWISH WORLDAfter the breakup of the USSR, Russian Jews thrive in St. Petersburg. Totally worth a visit.http://eng.jewishpetersburg.ru/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=292

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