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PESACH IN THE FIRST KOSHER RESTAURANT

  The opening of the first kosher restaurant "Sarah" took place in Almaty during Pesach. This is the first kosher restaurant in Kazakhstan and Middle Asia. That is why there were a lot of guests. There were: Natan Volosh, the substitute of Tel-Aviv Mayor and the Head of the delegation came from the capital of Israel to Almaty, Israel Mei-Ami, the Ambassador of Israel in Kazakhstan, Richard Jones, the Ambassador of the United States of America, Kairat Bukenov, the first deputy Akim of Almaty and Adyl Ibrayev deputy Akim on ideology.

  The idea of opening a kosher restaurant belonged to Alexander Baron, the President of "Mitsva" Association. This idea was supported and realized with the help of the Association, Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan, synagogue and Igor Berner, the director of the Hotel "Karagalinskiy".

  The renovation had been going on for three months, the kitchen was renovated, dishes were bought and a special menu was prepared. Everything met the kashrut requirements. The chief rabbi of Kazakhstan will watch kosher in the restaurant.
According to the national tradition the mezuza was nailed, the ribbon was cut and the first guests went to the hall. There were representatives of Almaty community, Hesed staff and journalists. Klezmer orchestra played national music; and the atmosphere war warm and friendly. Everybody enjoyed stuffed fish and other national Jewish dishes.

  Many words were said about the friendship about sister-cities Almaty and Tel-Aviv. The opening of the kosher restaurant is a new step to strengthening the friendship and mutual cooperation between two nations.

  Now everybody who wants to eat kosher food can visit kosher restaurant in the Hotel "Karagalinskiy".

Yeshaya Cohen the main rabbi of Kazakhstan
Yeshaya Cohen the main rabbi of Kazakhstan
  Klesmer Orchestra is playing
Klesmer Orchestra is playing
  Professional point of view - the cuisine is really good!
Professional point of view - the cuisine is really good!
  VIP guests have something to discuss before the opening
VIP guests have something to discuss before the opening
Photo by Vladimir Semchuk
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