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ROSH-HA-SHANNAH - 5763

  On September 8 the Jewish community of Karaganda city celebrated Rosh-ha-Shannah. The celebration was held in "Bibigul" cafe. The holiday program was prepared by the staff of "Miriam" community center and Jewish Sunday school attached to the city community. There were about 200 people invited. Unfortunately, it was impossible to invite all those who wished to take part in the celebration.

  But those who were in the holiday were really lucky. They had a good chance to see the New Year in by performing the traditional ceremony, and to enjoy a wonderful concert. The festival was opened by "Shalom" trio (Rodion and Inessa Shatilovs, Fyodor Malin) that sang "Sha-hova" and "Golden Jerusalem". The director of the Community center Irina Kozhanovskaya congratulated the community on behalf of Hesed "Miriam" and "Mitsva" Association. The coordinator of religious program Alexander Abramovich told about the importance of Rosh-ha-Shannah and concluded his presentation by blowing shofar. "Lishmoah kol shofar" - "Listen to shofar" is the main commandment of Rosh-ha-Shannah, and the community carried it out standing upright.

  The celebration went on. The chorus of children and parents from the Sunday school sang "BaShannah habaha", Tatyana Irinyeva played potpourri of Jewish songs on violin, then there were a passionate "Jamaica" song and Eugenie Dogey's lyrical waltz from "My Soft and Tender Pet" film. The concert was concluded with the debut of "Miriam" JCC women's club. Women sang favorite songs: "Ebeynu shalom aleihem", "Shofar", and Stas Namin's "We wish you happiness". The audience joined them in singing. Then the guests took part in a quiz on films of directors-Jews and about Jews, and in the "Upside-Down" game devoted to popular TV programs. For example, what is it - "there is nobody outside"? It is "While Everybody Is Home" program. Dancing to Jewish and modern melodies concluded the celebration.

Alexander Kotlitski

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