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Today marks 77 years since the successful revolt at the Sobibor concentration camp led by Alexander Pechersky - a Jewish Russian POW from Rostov.
Never underestimate the power of one voice!
In this photo, taken in Rostov 30 years ago, he stands together with his heroic comrades - Arkady Vayspapir and Semyon Rosenfeld.
Our dearest community members, who have been home-bound for the past few months, received a personal delivery of holiday essentials to uplift their spirits in time for Rosh Hashanah. We also included a beautiful newly printed Torah with Russian translations - food for the body and and food for the soul ♥️
Things are always challenging for the elderly and home-bound even in normal times. Our home visits and support are crucial for their well-being - now more then ever. Hundreds of families - young and old - are receiving much needed food packages, Gift cards and Shabbat DIY packages. We are one.
Yosef is a dear member of our community. He loves joining us for Shabbat and he especially enjoyed singing songs in Yiddish at our communal kiddush. He relies on us for much needed support and food supplies. This winter his house burned down with all of his modest belongings including his hearing aid. We are determined to help him rebuild so he can move back home. If you would like to partner with us in these efforts pls donate online and mention it’s for Yosef.
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Ever hear about the escape from Sobibor? It was the most successful uprising and mass-escape of Jews from a Nazi extermination camp during the Holocaust. It was led by Alexander Pechersky a Jewish resident of Rostov, Russia. Two films depicting this courageous story were made.
Photo: monument of Alexander Pechersky in Rostov erected in 2018
Broadcast from the ohel in Rostov Beis Nisan - מאה שנה
LIVE BROADCAST from the Ohel in Rostov with remarks by Rabbi Berel Lazar, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schapiro, Rabbi Sholom Lipskar, Rabbi YY Jacobson - FRIDAY 10:00am NY TIME. www.BeisNisan.com | Send in names and panim to be read at the Ohel
Our Synagogue was built 148 years ago by brave Cantonist soldiers serving in the czars army. I doubt they ever imagined in their wildest dreams that the day would come when Russia’s leading rabbis from 40 different cities would gather for a memorable shabbos in this same shul...
We are pleased to invite you to join us in the centennial commemoration of the Histalkus of the Rebbe Rashab here in Rostov. Join hundreds of Rabbonim, Shluchim, and Anash from around the world for this historic and uplifting weekend.
Together we will visit the Rebbe Rashab's Ohel, the historic home and intact mikvah of the Rebbe Rashab, and we will farbreng and enjoy a special and uplifting Shabbos.
We will be joined by hundreds of Rabonim, Shluchim and Anash from around the word as we commemorate the 100th yahrtzeit of the Rebbe Rashab.
Guest speaker at the Beis Nisan Gala Banquet: Rabbi YY Jacobson.
Among the Rabonim and Shluchim attending are: Rabbi Berel Lazar, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schapiro, Rabbi Sholom Lipskar, Rabbi Yochanan Gurary, Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Landau, Rabbi Yitzchak Kogan, Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie, Rabbi Chaim Hanoka, Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, Rabbi Sholom Leverton and many others...
For more information or to register please visit:
www.BeisNisan.com | Whatsapp: 412 540 5013
Email: [email protected]
Please note: VISA IS REQUIRED to enter Russia and can take 2 weeks or more to arrange (info on our website). There are also limited hotels within walking distance, so if you are considering coming best to begin planning early.
Kaddish today at the largest mass grave in Russia. We will never forget! Never again! Holocaust Remembrance Day | Rostov, Russia
[12/30/19] Wow! What a beautiful Chanukah celebration in Rostov’s city center - who would believe!! Check it out | Rostov, Russia
Miriam (93) and Sveta (82), both lost their fathers to the Nazis in 1942. They met in our synagogue and have been celebrating chanukah together ever since. “The Nazis occupied Rostov and killed every single Jew in August of 1942!” Miriam said. “Today, we dedicate these candles to our fathers, and to all who were killed by the ruthless Nazis. The Nazis are long gone, but we are still kindling the Chanukah lights. Am Israel Chai.” | Rostov, Russia
True Chanukah miracle! Today, on his 100th Birthday, this modern day hero - Yeffim Isakovich, who bravely fought the Nazis, lit the menorah for the very first time! Let’s wish him a big Mazel Tov! IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!💪 | Rostov, Russia
Who would believe! These Russian born Jewish boys beautifully performed this lovely song in English Hebrew and Russian in front of 1200 people at our Chanukah concert in Rostov, Russia 🎉 CHECK IT OUT, WOW
Mass Trip Planned For Beis Nisan in Rostov
The Jewish Community of Rostov-on-Don in Russia is planning a series of landmark events that will commemorate the 100th yartzeit of the Rebbe Rashab, the 5th Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch.
These events are set to be held around 2 Nissan 5780 (March 27-29, 2020), and bring together local Jews with Lubavitcher chassidim and bochurim from around the world.
Rostov is home to the Ohel resting place of the Rebbe Rashab, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (1860-1920) who has devoted himself to the future of the Jewish nation by involving himself in education on all levels.
The Rebbe Rashab founded the flagship Chabad yeshiva Tomchei Temimim, the first to incorporate Chassidic thought into its curriculum. The original Yeshiva building still stands in Rostov.
To mark the yartzeit, Rostov's Rabbi Chaim Danzinger is making arrangements to host a mass pilgrimage of people from the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel for Beis Nissan 5780. Events are planned to begin on Thursday and include Shabbos (March 27-29, 2020).
"When the 100th birthday of the Rebbe Rashab was marked, our Rebbe encouraged everyone to celebrate it with strengthening themselves with his endeavors," Rabbi Danzinger. "Our goal is to do the same for the 100th yartzeit."
A special website was launched this week to coordinate the information for this grand occasion: http://beisnisan.com
Wishing all our friends a Shana Tova - a year filled with health, happiness and success! כתיבה וחתימה טובה
Mendel is a young Shliach here in Rostov, Russia. He is celebrating his bar mitzvah and has a little favor to ask of you...
First shofar blowing of the season at our schools opening today!
“The building behind me was built close to 150 years ago by the Jewish community and served as a “cheder”... it survived the Nazis who occupied the city twice. today Jewish kids once again fill the classrooms as they reconnect to their roots.”
The Mitzvah Tank has arrived to our beautiful synagogue 🕍 in Rostov 🇷🇺 where ✡️ life is flourishing!
Today, as our community joins Jews worldwide in mourning over the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem we also think about the horrific loss of life exactly 77 years ago at this spot. The Nazis gathered all the Jews of Rostov telling them they were being evacuated to safety, but they were really taken to the outskirts of the city - to Zmiyovskaya Balka (Snakes Valley) where they were ruthlessly killed, children, adults the elderly in a very hot day on August 11-12.
Our community gathered today to pray and recite Kaddish in their memory and to ensure that the younger generation never forget what happened.
May we merit true safety and tranquility with the coming of Moshiach, as the Midrash states that Moshiach was born on Tisha Beav.
Building leaders, one generation at a time... Camp Gan Israel Rostov - Where Dreams Come True!
So rewarding to see the joy and fun our campers are having in our overnight camp. There's a reason they look forward to camp all year... it's the same reason we look forward to camp all year... have a look for yourself
Shabbat Shalom from our Overnight camp!! שבת שלום! 🎶🎶🎉🎉 Coincidentally tonight marks 78 years, since the Germans invaded Russia... Am Israel Chai
Meet Alina, both Masha’s and Camilla who joined our camp from Donetsk! Their city has suffered greatly in recent years due to ongoing violence there.
Most Jews left town, the Jewish school closed down and Jewish infrastructure barely exists.
They look forward to camp all year long. Let’s give them a warm welcome!!
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Yesterday we held an incredibly moving bris milah celebration with our community; lots of tears and lots of hope. A year ago, one of our dearest community members lost their only son, Shalom, in a tragic car accident. Shalom was an enthusiastic counselor in our community, a boy filled with life, who was very involved in our youth group and camp and brought so much positive energy to our youth. His loss was devastating to all of the community and of course catastrophic to his dear family.
This week, as our counselors arrived to run our overnight camp and felt the absence of their friend Shalom, they were thrilled to attend a very special celebration - the bris mila of a son born to Shalom's parents.
May Yakov, the new baby, be a source of nachas and comfort to his family and may Shalom's neshama have an aliyah, we will always miss him.
Our flagship overnight camp is just two days away.... 150 joy filled smiles coming right up :)
Wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!
Midnight lineup outside a Synagogue?? YES! Rostov residence enjoyed a glimpse into Jewish life and culture as our Synagogue participated in the Museum Night project. Have a look for yourself...
Who would believe... A midnight line up outside our synagogue... 🕍
Our "Open Museum Night" in the Rostov synagogue was more than a visit to a museum or an exhibition. Over 1000 guests were able to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the historic synagogue, hear about its fascinating history, and learn about our tradition through many booths displaying our Jewish holidays, traditional foods, and mitzvot. Thank you to all our friends and guests who joined us for this special night.
No Jew left behind! Pesach seders for people of all ages here in Rostov. What a beautiful holiday so far 🙂
What a special few days in Rostov. Travel back in time as we visit the ancient Jewish cemetery, 100 year old house where the rebbe lived, a 150 year old synagogue built by Cantonist soldiers
Beis Nisan Farbrengen in our Synagogue - commemorating the Rebbe Rashab’s 99th yahrtzeit
Have you ever seen a Purim like this? #RostovPurim5779
120 Students from all over Southern Russian joined our 4-day Shabbaton in Sochi, Russia! Such great energy, so much excitement, check it out for yourself!
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