«Jewish Observer»
December 2002
5763 Tevet

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Hanukkah events of the Kiev city Jewish community began in the evening on November 30 with a film festival "Hanukkah - 5763". The next day the holiday presented a big Hanukkah concert in the MIA House of culture with the participation of city amateur collectives. Then, after the established tradition, an annual meeting of the Council of city Jewish community was held. Chief Rabbi of Kiev and Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich made an opening speech. The meeting discussed forthcoming elections of a new Council staff, issues related to constructing a "Heritage" center in Babiy Yar.

The intermission was followed by a performance "Small pogrom in a railway station buffet" staged by the Chernigov Jewish theatre. Early twilights advanced the lighting of another Hanukkah candle in Yevropeiskaya Square. All spectators went there by buses awaiting them near the House of culture. On returning the guests enjoyed kleizmer - KVN: "Podolishe kleizmer" (Vinnitsa) versus the Kiev ensemble "Shalom", and the film festival continuation.

That's how the day of Kiev city Jewish community ended.


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