"Mitsva" Association
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Jewish Community Center sponsored by "Joint"
Director: Vladimir Lebedev
Phone number +7 (7232) 26-25-14
Fax +7 (7232) 26-25-14
E-mail faina@vpnet.kz


  The Jewish Community Center began working in Ust-Kamenogorsk in the summer 2000. Jewish community members received an opportunity to know more about their nation's Tradition, culture, and language.

  For several years dozens of communal program were created. For example, music bands: "Feigalah" children's vocal band, "Esther" vocal ensemble, youth vocal band, etc. The number of JCC program participants is constantly growing.

  The community celebrates Pesach together, builds huts on Sukkot, has fun in festivals and holidays.

  The JCC is glad to offer you the following programs:

  LITERARY MUSICAL SALON - invites community members once a month for new book presentation.
  Every Tuesday Jewish literature lovers gather here. They discuss new books, Jewish writers, poets, and musicians etc. It is one of the most interesting communal programs.
  The head is Fanya Suponitskaya.

  FAMILY CLUB - Jewish home is the basis of the Jewish Tradition. The Jewry is a one big family scattered all over the world. The family club was made to preserve the unique feature of Jewish hearth.
  The head is Elena Levina.

  WOMEN'S CLUB - Women above 30 visit "Sarah" women's club. They gather twice a moth to learn more about the Jewish Tradition , literature, history, etc. Usually their meetings consist of two parts: presentation by an expert in the history and tradition, and then merry tea drinking and sharing Jewish receipts.


  CHILDREN'S CREATIVE CENTER - Children gather in "Feigalah" center every Sunday. The JCC and Hesed employees and volunteers acquaint them with the Jewish history and tradition, teach them singing and drawing. Every holiday is accompanied by an interesting story with illustrations. On Hebrew lessons the children learn prayer words. They love to sing Jewish songs in Russian and in Hebrew. Friendly atmosphere helps to disclose their talents.
  In charge are Elena Levina, Elena Kuklina, and Alexandra Maslova.

  "ESTHER" VOCAL BAND  - sings popular Hebrew and Yiddish songs. The community loves famous melodies and the singers.
  The head is Elena Levina.

  JEWISH THEATRE "SEVEN FORTY" - The theatre was created by the Hesed director Vladimir Lebedev. In 2002 it participated in the International Jewish Theatre Festival in Moscow with I. Sprits's play "Severed Branch".
  The nest staging "Colomon Shklyar's Dance School" written by Vladimir Lebedev and Igor Shprits was presented in November 2003 with great success.
  In February 2003 the theatre received an invitation to the Leeds International Jewish Theater Festival in June 2004, along with troupes from Israel, Canada, Australia, and the USA.

  WEEKLY TORAH CHAPTER - reading the Torah chapter with comments. 21 participants. The head is Fanya Suponitskaya.

  HISTORY AND TRADITION - The head is Vladimir Fleitlich.


  "HATIKVA" YOUTH VOCAL BAND - The head is Irina Hardina.

  "FEIGALAH" CHILDREN'S VOCAL GROUP - The head is Elena Levina

  HEBREW STUDY GROUP - The head is Natalya Lebedeva.

  "KABBALAT SHABBAT" - The head is Elena Levina.




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