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Baku, Azerbaijan
 Ohr Avner Chabad Hosts PM Netanyahu 
Photograph: Chaim Tzach/ La'Am
The Chabad Ohr Avner Jewish educational center in Baku, Azerbaijan, hosted PM Benyamin Netanyahu and wife Sara today ■ He was welcomed by Shliach Rabbi Schneur Segal and the students of Ohr Avner School ■ "Honored members of the community and from Chabad, I am pleased to be here. My wife and I are very happy to be here for two reasons: One, we love Azerbaijan and two, we love Chabad ■ more
    
 
Kiddush Hashem
 Jewish Museum Awarded UNESCO Prize 
The Tolerance Center at the Moscow Jewish Museum has been awarded the Madanjit Singh Prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence. The award ceremony was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris ■ The award, which aims to spread the ideals of peace and non-violence, was presented by the head of UNESCO, Irina Bokova to Rabbi Alexander  Boroda ■ more
    
 
76 Years Later
 Nazi's Daughter Visits Grave of Father's Victims 
Dnepropetrovsk’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki and his wife Chana received a delegation from Germany that came to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust killed at the Igren Hospital during WWII ■ This is where, 76 years ago, Dov Ber Schneerson, the brother of the Rebbe, was murdered at age 38 ■ more
    
 
Now in Russian!
 Moscow Celebrates Mishnayos Translation 
Photograph: Levi Nazarov
This week Russian Jewry merited to celebrate an important milestone. The entire six tractates of Mishna have been translated into Russian along with many different commentaries and explanations, which will make it easier to learn for Russian speaking Jews all over the world ■ The siyum was said by a student of the Mesivta who had a bris just two years ago, with Mr. Rohr as his sandek ■ more
    
 
Moscow's Third Pillar
 Unique Tzedaka Museum Dedicated 
Photograph: Levi Nazarov
At a simple, yet impressive affair on Motzoei Shabbos Parshas Noach, a new, one-of-a-kind Tzedaka Museum and Visitor’s Center was dedicated. Its goal is to educate people about the importance of the third pillar on which the world stands ■ more
    
 
Sadhora, Ukraine
 The Shliach and the Admur 
Photograph: Shturem
Shliach Rabbi Shlomo Wilhelm of Western Ukraine, dances with Rabbi Yisroel Moshe Friedman of Sadigura and philanthropist R' Rohr, at the dedication of the new kloiz of the holy Ruzhiner Rebbe in Sadigura (Sadhora) Ukraine ■ more
    
 
Good News for Russian Speakers
 Russian Translation of Ein Yaakov Complete 
 The sixth and final volume of Ein Yaakov, which has been translated for the first time ever into the Russian language along with all its commentaries, is hot off the press. This project was initiated by Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, with the generous help of the Rohr family ■ more
    
 
It's Official!
 Dneper Street Named in Honor of The Rebbe 
“It was Ukrainians within our city who initiated the project of renaming this street for the Rebbe,” says Kaminezki by phone. “They are renaming places after their national heroes, and they felt that the Rebbe, who grew up here, is one of their heroes as well ■ “Every time you come to school named after the Rebbe’s father and located on the Rebbe’s street, you have to keep it in mind. “You have to learn in a way that brings nachas to the Rebbe ■ more 
    
 
Unprecedented Blooming Yiddishkeit
 Three New Shuls Join Thirty Moscow Shuls 
Photograph: Levi Nazarov
 Yiddishkeit in Moscow continues to grow with three new Shuls opening just in time for the High Holy Days. Three beautiful and mehudardik Sifrei Torah were dedicated in these Shuls as well.These new Shuls join the 30 active Chabad Houses throughout the capital city of Moscow, which were initiated and developed by the Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazarmore
    
 
Erev Yom Kippur 5777
 Photo Gallery: Kaporos & Lekach in Moscow 
Photograph: Natan Lazavnikov

Large groups of Muscovite Yidden performed the minhog Kaporos during the night and early morning of Erev Yom Kippur. The team of shochtim and mashgichim under the Cheif Rabbinate presided over the shechita of the chickens. Later in the day the community members, including 400 students of the institutions, received the traditional "lekach ■ more

    
 
Tishrei 5777
 Moscow Jewry Celebrates Rosh Hashana 
Photograph: Levi Nazarov

Masses of Yidden crowded into the the "Marina Roscha Shul" during the two days of Rosh Hashana, with additional minyonim held in the mosdos buildings nearby, for the Jewish communities of Bukharian, Caucasian, Israeli, young people and more ■ more 

    
 
Slichos Hakhel, 5776
 Slichos in Moscow iz nit Andersh 
Photograph: Levi Nazarov
The Jewish community of Moscow gathered last night to participate in the traditional pre-Slichos at the Marina Roscha Shul. At midnight they "shockeled to Slichos" as is the age-old Lubavitcher custom. Rabbi Zalman Shimon Deren, Mazkir of the Chief Rabbinate, led the Slichos ■ more
    
 
Mazel Tov!
 Dnipropetrovsk Celebrates with Head Shliach 

Mazel Tov! This Tuesday the Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, rejoiced with the Kaminietzy family who celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of their son HaTomim Menachem Mendel ■ more

 
    
 
Chai Elul, Shnas Hakhel
 Haditch: Hundreds to Farbreng at the Tzion 
Photograph: Shturem Archives
Hundreds of Anash from Eretz Yisroel and abroad are gathered in Haditch in honor of Yom HaBohir Chai Elul, farbrenging in honor of this most auspicious yoma d'pagra - yom huledes of the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe ■ more
    
 
Moscow's Domodedovo Airport
 Shul & Sefer Torah Dedicated in Airport 
In a simple, yet impressive, ceremony last week, a beautiful new shul was dedicated in Moscow’s international airport for the benefit of the many Jewish travelers arriving in Russia or just passing through.Present at the Shul’s dedication ceremony were the Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berl Lazar, his friends the Bareli family, who sponsored the shul, and more ■ more
    
 
125 Mosdos Open Doors
 Shofar and First Bell Welcome 7,000 Students 
Photograph: FJC
Today over 7,000 Jewish students across the FSU started the new learning year in FJC’s Or Avner schools and kindergartens. Even though some have already had the “First Bell” openings on Thursday, for most the festive ceremony, customary in the post-Soviet education system, took place today. And in a unique Or Avner tradition, the ringing of the first bell came alongside the blowing of the Shofar ■ more
    

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