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    Photographs of Jewish Moscow

    by  • 24/09/2013 • Communities, History, The World • 0 Comments

    A February trip to Moscow for Asian Jewish Life's founder Erica Lyons for participation in the Sefer International Conference on Jewish Studies (http://www.sefer.ru/eng/about/) was a great opportunity to explore a Jewish community with a bright future. 

    For a full story on the conference, please see Erica's eJewish Philanthropy story Studying the Future of Russian Jewry at http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/studying-the-future-for-russian-jewry/

    The conference was housed in the uber-modern Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.
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    The museum is filled with interactive and very high-tech exhibits (most with English translations). 

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    Nearby is the Chabad Community Center and Synagogue.

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    The Jewish Community Center (Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Centre) houses a number of differen organizations and institutions including a wonderful preschool.

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    A visit to the Choral Synagogue is a must. It is unbelievably beautiful and steeped in history. 

    IMG_6460IMG_6424A number of other organizations and congregations are located in the same building.

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    Lastly, for a walk through history, see the Museum of the Jewish History in Russia.

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