Author Archives: Misha

Сongratulations on the day of Restoration of Independence of Republic of Estonia!

The Jewish Community of Estonia
congratulates everyone on the day
of Restoration of Independence of Republic of Estonia!

We are proud of our country
and wish it peace and prosperity!

ISIDOR LEVIN. IN MEMORIAM

The Jewish Сommunity of Estonia expresses sincere condolence in connection with the passing away of the famous scientist Isidor Levin.
Isidor Levin died in St. Petersburg on July 27 after a long illness.
This was was an extraordinary person, a man of incredible fate.
Being a student of the University of Tartu, in 1941 he was rescued from the Nazis by Professor Uku Masing and his wife Eha. Later these people received the title of “Righteous Among the World” at Yad Vashem Memorial Center (Israel).

Isidor Levin was the guest of honour at the opening of the Memory Gallery by invitation of the Jewish Community of Estonia. As part of this visit, he met with the members of the Community and shared his thoughts and views, which made it a very interesting, emotional and bright moment. Community newspaper Hashahar published a series of articles about this visit.

We will always remember Isidor Levin in his thoughts, judgments and life postulates.
May the memory of this righteous man be a blessing!

Shabbat Shalom Estonia 2018!

Dear Friend!

If you are travelling in Estonia or somewhere else, take part in the project of Jewish Community of Estonia and JCC Tallinn “Shabbat Shalom Estonia!”. Win the main prize – a ticket to Israel, or other cool gifts which will be useful in your upcoming travels. Furthermore, every 2 weeks you’ll get a chance to win awesome presents from our partners.

The main prize will be presented during the annual Forum of Estonian Jewry, Yahad 2018.

What you have to do:

Like the official page of the Jewish Community of Estonia (https://www.facebook.com/jewish.ee/ )

  • Take a photo or a video during your trip
  • Wish Shabbat Shalom, mentioning the location where you took the photo «Shabbat Shalom from….»
  • Make the post on your wall PUBLIC on Friday BEFORE Shabbat starts
  • Use hashtag #shabbatshalomestonia
  • Mark your location (Check in) Jewish Community of Estonia

Good luck!

Chag Shavuot Sameach!

Dear friends!

Chag Shavuot Sameach!

We wish you a joyful and fun holiday!

Chag Lag ba-Omer Sameach!

Dear friends!

Chag Lag ba-Omer Sameach!

We wish you a joyful and fun holiday!

Night of Museums 2018

On Saturday, 19th of May 2018, Estonian museums will open their doors for visitors for a night full of special events and exhibitions, celebrating the Night of Museums. In 2018, the much-loved Museum Night will take place under an umbrella theme of ‘Night of Parties’ – exploring why do we like to party, what kind of traditions we have for celebrating, etc.

Last year, more than 110.000 people took part of the Night of Museums, to enjoy both free access and the special programmes and excursions offered by museum teams all over Estonia. Everyone is welcome to the biggest museum party in Estonia! Around 200 different museums, art galleries, manor houses and other organisations are expected to open their doors for the 5-hour long event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1870664283231122/

Yom HaShoah ve HaGvura

Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day. The first official commemorations took place in 1951, and the observance of the day was anchored in a law passed by the Knesset in 1959. It is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would be adjacent to the Jewish Sabbath, in which case the date is shifted by a day.

Hag Pesach Sameah!

Dear friends!

Hag Pesach Sameah!

Warmest wishes from the Jewish Community of Estonia!

Memorial evening of Mark Rybak

Memorial evening of Mark Rybak

On the 6th of March, Mark Rybak has left his life after a serious prolonged illness. He did not live out just two days before his 73rd birthday. On the 15th of March a memorable evening was held in the Jewish Community of Estonia, commemorating this remarkable man, to whom the Community owes a great deal, primarily the creation of the Jewish Museum.
A lot has been said about the contribution of Mark to the life of our Community and to the creation of the Museum.

For the creation of the Jewish Museum Mark was awarded with the Order of the White Star by the President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

“A clever, energetic, charming, extremely witty and at the same time vulnerable and modest person has left us. He made an unusually much for the preservation of the memory of Estonian Jewry. We will miss Mark very much”.
Eduard Klas

Slideshow, made in memory of Mark Rybak, you can see by clicking on the link: https://youtu.be/TCpRsBs1cBk

Photo: https://jewish.ee/vecher-pamyati-marka-ryibaka/

“Operation Wedding” documentary film

On March, 16 at 20:00 and on March, 18 at 13:45 the channel ETV 2 will present documentary and feature film directed by Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov about the attempted hijack of the plane to escape to Israel in 1970 – “Operation Wedding”.

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Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Soviet Jews who were denied exit visas, plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR.
It started as a fantasy, Operation “Wedding”; under the disguise of a trip to a local wedding, the “hijackers” would buy every ticket on a 12-seater plane. so there would be no passengers but them. The group’s pilot would take over the controls and fly the 16 runaways into the sky, over the Soviet border, on to Sweden, bound for Israel.
Seized by the KGB just a few steps from boarding, they were subjected to a chilling show trial, while the whole world watched.
45 years later, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents, leaders of the group, “heroes” in the West but “terrorists” in Russia, even today.
Cigarettes and vodka fuel interviews with the parents filled with intelligence and humor. Archives, reenactments and interviews with KGB officers enhance this inspiring story of young Jews who imagined freedom and cracked the Iron Curtain.
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Chag Purim Sameach!

Dear friends!

Our congratulations to you on a wonderful holiday of fun and joy!

Chag Purim Sameach!

FIBA World Basketball World Cup 2019 qualifires: Estonia defeated Israel

Yesterday, on February 25th FIBA World Basketball World Cup 2019 qualifires – second Window took place in Tallinn. Estonia defeated Israel with 78:62 score. Congratulations to the winners! It is a great gift for the 100th anniversary. Israel couldn’t spoil such a holiday and didn’t do it!

The Jewish Community of Estonia organized great support for Israel gathering about 100 members of the Community to the match. It was great and cool game!

 

Happy anniversary, dear Estonia!

On February, 24 we proudly celebrate the 100th anniversary of our country.

The Jewish Community of Estonia congratulates everyone on this remarkable date!

ELAGU EESTI!

Our gift for the anniversary is a video created by members of our Community – participants of the forum “Yahad-2017”.
We love our homeland and wish its peace and prosperity!

The mayor of Tallinn opened in Tel Aviv MustonenFest

Yesterday, Taavi Aas and Roni Huldai – Mayors of Tallinn and Tel Aviv discussed the cooperation between the cities and opened the fifth MustonenFest Tallinn-Tel Aviv music festival at the concert of Tel-Aviv Opera.

Photo: Raepress

http://www.tallinn.ee/…/Uudis-Tallinna-linnapea-avas-Tel-Av…

MAZAL TOV!

Our congratulations to Daniel Nurk with a gold medal at the Estonian Taekwondo Championship in the weight category 26-30 kg. We wish him further victories and successes!

MAZAL TOV!

Music Festival “MustonenFest Tallinn-Tel Aviv 2018”

Music Festival “MustonenFest Tallinn-Tel Aviv 2018” has started yesterday. From 14th to 28th of February, there will be 20 concerts in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and other cities of Israel.

Mustonen-Fest Tallin-Tel-Aviv is an Israeli-Estonian music festival in participation of the leading musicians from both Israel and Estonia – together, gathering and performing in various concerts.

The extinguished reputation of this international festival – for five years in Israel, annually bringing the best choirs native Israeli and from abroad to Israel.

In dedication to celebrate 100 years for Estonia, the fifth Tallinn-Tel-Aviv Fest, under the leading of Andres Mustonen, bringing twenty concerts in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Ashdod and more venues in Israel.

Hosting choirs and soloists from Estonia with local orchestras, music bands, and Israeli soloists – will present nine programs with classical, folk and Jazz music.

The festival is supported by Tallinn, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia, Capital of Culture, Tel Aviv City Council and private sponsors.

More information: https://www.tallinntlv.co.il/about-eng

Mazal tov!

The Jewish Community of Estonia expresses its congratulations to Stefan Oscar with recipient of the White Star order, IV class. This state reward is given to those persons whose commitment to their professional work and society has made Estonia a better place. Annually the President of Estonia is honoring distinguished individuals with state medals as part of the celebrations of the Anniversary of the Republic.

We are very pleased that the contribution to the development of the Jewish life in Estonia of Stefan Oscar has been noted at a high state level! We greatly appreciate Stefan’s personal involvement in the global processes of building and developing the Community, identifying priority areas, and helping with international relations!
MAZAL TOV!

We express our congratulations to Isabella Riitsaar, the director of the Tallinn Pae Gymnasium, whose contribution to the education of our children was so highly appreciated!
We express our congratulations to Roman Baskin and Jonatan Vseviov with the honorable reward!
MAZAL TOV!

https://www.postimees.ee/…/presidendilt-saab-teenetemargi-1…

Li Lirisman – EUROPEAN CHAMPION!!!

MAZAL TOV, Li Lirisman – EUROPEAN CHAMPION!!!

Estonia’s Li Lirisman also took the spotlight on the final day of action with her victory in U21 Female Kumite -55kg. The 20-year-old karateka returned to the top of the podium two years after her last big success in international competition. Lirisman became the underage World champion in 2015 and won gold in the Karate 1 Youth Cup in 2016 but had failed to make it to the final rounds ever since. In Sochi, the promising Estonian defeated Switzerland’s Maya Schaerer 3-0 to take the European crown.

https://www.wkf.net/news-center-new/sixth-consecutive-gold-for-eray-samdan-as-italy-top-medal-table-at-karatesochi2018/658/

Chag Tu bi-Shvat Sameach!

Dear friends!

Chag Tu bi-Shvat Sameach!

The best wishes from the Jewish Community of Estonia!

Memorial ceremony dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Rahumäe Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish Community of Estonia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science, organized a memorial ceremony dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Rahumäe Jewish Cemetery.

The Minister of Education of Estonia Mailis Reps, the Chairman of the Jewish Community of Estonia Alla Jakobson, the Ambassador of Sweden Anders Ljunggren gave a speech on the ceremony. Rabbi Shmuel Kot held a memorial prayer.

The ceremony was also attended by the representatives of the diplomatic corps of Estonia, members of the Jewish Community of Estonia, members of the Board of Community, students of the Tallinn Jewish School.

World Jewish Congress launches largest global Holocaust commemoration initiative: #WeRemember

New York − The World Jewish Congress (WJC), the leading international organization representing more than 100 diverse Jewish communities on six continents, has launched its second annual #WeRemember initiative to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred, genocide and xenophobia.  

“Around the world today, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, and hatred of others continue to rear their ugly heads. We must remember because there are fewer and fewer survivors among us, and within just a few decades, all will have passed. We must remember because ‘never again’ seems to happen again and again,” said World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder. “It is now the responsibility of the younger generation to teach their friends about the horrors of hatred, and to spread the message that never again must mean never again.” 
 
As part of the campaign, the WJC is reaching out to millions of people across the globe to photograph themselves holding a #WeRemember sign, and post the image to social media, to help spread the message as widely as possible. More than 250 million people were reached in 2017 campaign, with participants including heads of state, celebrities and average people from around the world. This year, the WJC hopes to reach 500 million people.

Lauder said: “We launched the inaugural We Remember campaign last year with the goal of symbolically reaching six million people as a meaningful way to remember our past while also protecting our future.  In today’s digital age, social media is the only tool that can allow us to connect the world together with this message. The initiative far exceeded our expectations and became more than just a campaign. It became a worldwide grassroots movement, of real people and real stories, shared from the heart.”
 
The campaign will run through International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the end of January, culminating with a live projection of all participant photos, interviews with Holocaust survivors, and messages from influencers from varied backgrounds, professions, ages and religions on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau January 24-27. Campaign materials will be translated into dozens of languages and posted on the WJC and partner channels throughout the month. 
 
The goal of the campaign is to ask people around the world to do a simple yet meaningful task that would inspire conversation and help teach a new generation. Through multi-lingual videos and posts, the international community became aware of the campaign and started posting their pictures.
 
Those who spread the message in 2017 included Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and President Rueven Rivlin, Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas, US Senator Chuck Schumer, and Congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Eliot Engel, philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, and unexpected supporters of all religions, political views, and backgrounds, including an Imam from France, the President of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, average citizens from Rwanda, Ghana, Morocco, Fiji, Uruguay, Chile, Latvia, Germany Kazakhstan, and Holocaust survivors themselves. Within just a few weeks the #WeRemember became the number one trending topic in Germany and other countries around the world.

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The exhibition “OR – LIGHT”

On the 18th of December, the exhibition “OR – LIGHT” was opened on the 3rd floor of the Community Centre. The exposition consists of 4 paintings by Simon Lenker and 6 paintings by Alisa Jakobi. The presentation of the exhibit was made by Alisa Jakobi. You are very welcome to see the exhibition until the 31 of January.

Chag Hanukka Sameach! – 2017

Dear Friends!

Chag Hanukka Sameach!

The best wishes from Jewish Community of Estonia to you and your families!

Wishing you peace and happiness!

!חג שמח

Happy Volunteer Day!

Today, on the 5th of December is celebrating the International Volunteer Day. We would like to express our congratulations and gratitude to our volunteers. Thank you for your time, attention and contribution. You are making a big deal. It is very important for the Community. Let it be continued!

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers: Estonia-Israel

On Friday, 24th of November, Estonian men’s basketball team was defeated by Israeli team in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers with a score of 68:88 in Israel.

We are waiting for the Israelis for a rematch in February. The Community will have tickets for the match.

 

Robert Singer visited Estonia

Robert Singer, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has come to Estonia with a 2-day visit.

Yesterday, on the 23rd of November, Mr. Singer got acquainted with the life of the Community, discussed issues of security, international stability, relations between Estonia and Israel and the situation of Jews in Estonia.

Also yesterday, he had a meeting with Speaker of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Eiki Nestor and a meeting with the head of the parliamentary group Estonia-Israel Igor Gräzin. As well, he met with the security police.

Today, on the 24th of November, Mr. Singer had a meeting with Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior Lauri Lugna.
He visited our Community Centre, Estonian Jewish Museum, Tallinn Jewish School, Synagogue and held Shabbat ceremony in the Jewish Kindergarten „Aviv“.

PÖFF – Israeli films

We would like to express our gratitude to the Ambassador of Israel Dov Segev-Steinberg for the nice reception. It was a pleasure and a privilege for the Jewish Community Leadership to take part in this event. Thanks for supporting the festival and for the opportunity to see new Israeli films. The Israeli film has won the Grand Prix of the festival last year, and this year the director of that film Eitan Anner became a member of the jury. We wish the victory to the Israeli films!
http://poff.ee/est/filmid/country=il

On this picture you can see Vadim Ryvlin, Executive Director of Jewish Community of Estonia with the main movie actors of the film ‘Driver’

European Maccabi Confederation Congress elected and approved the following positions

The biennial European Maccabi Confederation Congress elected and approved the following positions in the EMC Executive:

Vice-Chairwoman – Claudia De Benedetti (Italy)
Treasurer – Jean Marc Krief (France)
Education & Youth Director – Robert Cohen (Great Britain)
Sports Director – Angelo Della Rocca (Italy)
Secretary – Diego Lerner (Spain)

We congratulate the Executives and wish a lot of success!

http://www.maccabieurope.com/default.aspx

Mikhail Shvydkoi visited our Community Centre

Yesterday, on the 31th of October Mikhail Shvydkoi visited our Community Centre. Mikhail Shvydkoi is a Russian theater critic, theater scholar, public and state figure, former Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation. Artistic director of the Moscow Musical Theater, advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia for International Cultural Cooperation. Mikhail met with Alla Jakobson, the chairman of the Jewish Community of Estonia. During the meeting, we acquainted our guest with the activities of our Community, talked about the cultural and educational projects. We highly appreciate the interest in our Community life and look forward to fruitful cooperation in the future.

The presentation of Salmen Shois’ book “Jewish cuisine”

The presentation of Salmen Shois’ book “Jewish cuisine” will be held in Apollo bookstore in Solaris shopping center on October 30th at 18:00.

This is the first and only book in Estonian, which briefly describes the history of the Jews, the principles of Kashrut and recipes of 50 dishes of Jewish cuisine are presented there in the book.

Hag Sameach!

Smini Atzeret ve Simhat Tora!

Hag Sameach!

Chag Sukkot Sameach!

Dear friends!

Hag Sukkot Sameach!

We wish lots of you joy and happiness!

Gmar Chatima Tova!

Dear friends!

Tonight at 18:42 starts Yom Kippur – Judgment Day.

Each of us has an important moment. And it’s time to look back, think, apologize, take stock.

We wish you reconciliation with close and dear people, let quarrels be forgotten, and life will be filled with peace and quiet on this bright day! Let there be forces to admit owns mistakes and forgive others!

Have a good entry in the Book of Fates and an easy post!

Gmar Hatima Tova!

The presentation of Еlla Agranovsakaja book “The Last General-Field Marshal. Life and destiny of Count D.A. Milyutin”

The presentation of Еlla Agranovsakaja book “The Last General-Field Marshal. Life and destiny of Count D.A. Milyutin” will be held today September, 28 at 18:00 in the Apollo store, in Solaris shopping center. The book will be presented by its author and by critic Eteri Kekelidze. Fragments of the documentary film “The Last General-Field Marshal” also will be shown during the presentation.

http://rus.err.ee/…/v-chetverg-sostoitsja-prezentacija-knig…

“Juudi köök” (“Jewish Kitchen”)

Jewish Community of Estonia congratulates Salmen Šois on the release of the book “Juudi köök” (“Jewish Kitchen”). This book is to introduce Jewish traditions, nutritional rules and food.
Salmen Šois selected fifty recipes of easy cooking food of Ashkenaz and Sefard cuisine for this book.

We wish Salmen further victories and creative growth!

Mazal Tov, Aviv!

Our kindergarten Aviv turned 4 years!

Congratulations to our kindergarten! We wish it prosperity and constant development!

Mazal tov!

Shana Tova u Metuka!

Dear friends!

Shana Tova u Metuka!

Best wishes from the Jewish Community of Estonia!

The 19th of September is a memorial date

The date of 19th of September is a memorial date. On this day, in the year 1944, the Klooga concentration camp was liberated. Unfortunately, on the day of liberation, one of the largest massacres of the German occupation in Estonia took place in Klooga. More than 2,000 prisoners were killed at the same time.

Speaker of the Parlament Eiki Nestor, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Estonia, schoolchildren and representatives of the Jewish Community of Estonia attended in the memorable event in Klooga today.

Each such date is a tragedy for our Community. It is very important to remember that. Never again…

Tours of historical Jewish places in Talllinn

During the Week of national cultures, the Jewish Community of Estonia organizes free tours of historical Jewish places in Talllinn in Estonian and Russian languages.

18.09 at 17:00 (duration 1,5 hours)
“Jewish Tallinn” – the tour around the Jewish historical places of Tallinn. A guide: Amnon-Juzef Luvištšuk (Estonian language).
Place of gathering: Viru gates.

19.09 at 17:00 (duration 1,5 hours)
“Jewish Tallinn” – the tour around the Jewish historical places of Tallinn. A guide: Josef Kats (Russian language).
Place of gathering: Viru gates.

For registration, please send your name and contact phone number to info@jewish.ee.

http://huvi.tallinn.ee/uritus/ekskursioonid-juudi-tallinn#

he opening ceremony of Kofkin’s library lounge

The opening ceremony of Kofkin’s library lounge was held in the Jewish Community of Estonia yesterday, 29 of August. The special guest of the event was Ivi Eenmaa, ex-director of the National Library of Estonia.

Kofkin’s library lounge is a new multi-functional room on the third floor of the Community building. Except the library and reading room, there will be a space for study, classes, discussions, meetings with interesting guests and much more.

The Cultural night will be held in Tallinn on August 26th. The tour around “Jewish Tallinn” is a part of the program. It is a tour around historic places connected to Tallinn Jewish life.

Tour guides: Juzef-Amnon Luvistsuk (in Estonian) and Josef Kats (in Russian).

More information: http://www.tallinn.ee/est/kultuurioo/Programm-2

The exhibition of works of the leather artist Zhanna Zhuravel was opened in the library of the Jewish Community of Estonia

The exhibition of works of the leather artist Zhanna Zhuravel was opened in the library of the Jewish Community of Estonia. The exhibits are extraordinary and wonderful. They were exhibited in many countries and got recognition all around.

Zhanna Zhuravel graduated from the Estonian State Art Institute in 1987, (diploma cum laude). Her works have been exhibited in many countries: Italy, France, England, Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg), Lithuania and Estonia. At the international exhibition in France in 2007, Zhanna received the “Audience Choice Award” and took the 7th place with the work of “The Tales of Ch. Perrault”.

In 2011, for the anniversary of Shakespeare in Oxford (England) from Estonia was represented Zhanna work “Romeo and Juliet.”
At the exhibition in the Library you can see surprisingly interesting executed covers of the books of Mayakovsky, Blok, Pushkin, Kaplinsky.

An interesting fact, in the year 2002, during the visit to Estonia, Bill Clinton bought the work of Zhanna. A jewelry box as a gift to his daughter, made of leather with a figure of a female between two male faces was sold to him in the gallery on Lühike Jalg street.

 
 

The Israeli team is playing in the qualifying for European Championship basketball tournament in Tallinn

From July 28 to August 6, the European Championship basketball tournament for the group of division B – U18 (age under 18) will be held in Tallinn. The Israeli team is playing in the qualifying games this week. We wish the Israeli team good luck! We hope, they will make it to the Championship match, that will take place next weekend (August 5-6).

Tickets to the tournaments can be purchased here: www.piletilevi.ee

More information: www.fiba.com

Former Minister of Interior and Education of Israel Gideon Saar visited our Community

On Tuesday, July 25, former Minister of Interior and Education of Israel Gideon Saar visited our Community. He met with members of the Board and the Chairman of Jewish Community of Estonia, Alla Jakobson.

#shabbatshalomestonia

If you are travelling✈️ in Estonia or elsewhere, take part in the new project of Jewish Community of Estonia and JCC Tallinn and win the main prize – a ticket to Israel, or win other cool prizes
The main prize will be presented during the annual Forum of Estonian Jewry, Yahad 2017

What you have to do ??:

– Like the official page of the Jewish Community of Estonia (https://www.facebook.com/jewish.ee/ )
– Take a photo or a video during your trip
– Wish Shabbat Shalom, with the location where you took the photo «Shabbat Shalom from….»
– Make the post on your wall public on Friday before Shabbat starts
– Use hashtag #shabbatshalomestonia
– Mark your location (Check in) Jewish Community of Estonia

Chag Shavuot Sameach!

We wish you a beautiful and cheerful Shavuot holiday!

Chag Sameach!

Jewish Community of Estonia

 

The Jewish Сommunity of Estonia congratulates the Tallinn Synagogue on its tenth anniversary!

The Jewish Сommunity of Estonia congratulates the Tallinn Synagogue on its tenth anniversary!

We wish to the Synagogue continued success prosper and for the spread of its knowledge to all Estonian Jews.

Mazal tov!

The ensemble “Mahol” will perform as part of the Tallinn Old Town Days program

The ensemble “Mahol” will perform as part of the Tallinn Old Town Days program. The event will take place on Saturday, June 3, at 16:40 – 17:05 at the Tornide Square (Tornide väljak).

Come to support our performers!

Adik Levin received the Honorable Badge of Tallinn

 

Jewish Community of Estonia wishes to express congratulations

to Adik Levin with upon receiving the Honorable Badge of Tallinn.

Mazal tov!

Happy birthday, Israel!

Happy Independence Day!

The President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid visit to the Jewish Community of Estonia

Today, on the 28th of April our Сommunity was happy to welcome the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid. She visited Tallinn Jewish School, Estonian Jewish Museum and had a meeting with the Board of the Jewish Community of Estonia in the Community Centre.

The Jewish kindergarten, Aviv, is nominated for the Keskkonnakäpp award

The Jewish kindergarten, Aviv, is nominated for the Keskkonnakäpp award. It is an annual award for preschools, school institutions, classes, teachers, and organizations that have distinguished themselves in environmental education or by developing skills for sustainable and environmentally sustainable development. The winner is determined by a jury, in addition to a popular vote. To vote, on the contestant’s page, click the blue button “Meeldib” (“Like”). The popular vote will last until May 7.
The voting address is http://keskkonnakäpp.ee/lasteaed-aviv
Support us!

Dina Rubina visit

The Jewish Сommunity of Estonia is always happy to welcome guests. Last week, Dina Rubina, our good friend and famous writer visited our community. Dina came to Tallinn as part of her tour of the Baltic countries. In Tallinn, her creative meeting was sold out.

Hag Pesach Sameah!

Dear friends!

Hag Pesach Sameah!

Warmest wishes from the Jewish Community of Estonia!

The opening of the exhibition of “Jews in the Gulag”

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tallinn has the honour of inviting you to visit the exhibition of “Jews in the Gulag”. The exhibition describes fates of the Czechoslovak Jews in Soviet labour camps during the Second World War.
 
Opening of the exhibition will be held on March, 23th at 17:00 in the Museum of the Occupation.
http://www.mzv.cz/tallinn/en/culture_and_education/invitation_to_the_exhibition_of_jews_in.html

Yosef Katz was in a broadcast of ETV+ about fascinating pages of our history, “Dunno on the Moon.”

Yosef Katz was in a broadcast of ETV+ about fascinating pages of our history, “Dunno on the Moon.”

Artemy Troitsky asked Yosef Katz, an art critic and historian and connoisseur of the Baltic antiquities, to talk about Russians in the Estonian land from the severe Middle Ages to the stormy and cruel 20th century.

Boadrcast: http://etvpluss.err.ee/…/b4ec04…/neznayka-na-lune-yozef-kats

Public lecture: “Problem of heritage: migration and cross-cultural memory of the Holocaust on modern Germany”

An interesting lecture on remembering the Holocaust in Europe will be held at the University of Tallinn. California University, LA, Professor Michael Rothberg will give a public lecture titled, “Problem of heritage: migration and cross-cultural memory of the Holocaust on modern Germany”.

The lecture will take place in the University of Tallinn room M-218 on Friday, 17 March at 16.00.

http://www.tlu.ee/…/Humanita…/Instituut/Tutvu-peaesinejatega

Hag Purim Sameah!

Warmest wishes from the Jewish Community of Estonia!

Hag Purim Sameah!

Reception in honor of the 99th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia

Reception in honor of the 99th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia was held on the 24th of February, first time by the new elected president Kersti Kaljulaid. The Jewish Community was represented by its chairman Alla Jakobson.

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Congratulations on the anniversary of the Republic!

Congratulations from the Jewish Сommunity of Estonia to everyone on the Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia!

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Rahumäe Jewish Cemetery

International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Rahumäe Jewish Cemetery in Tallinn organized by Jewish Community of Estonia and Ministry of Education and Science. #weremember

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The Speaker of Knesset, Yoel Edelshtein, visited our Community

January 12, the Speaker of Knesset, Yoel Edelshtein, visited our Community. He met with community members, gave a presentation, and visited our Museum and Synagogue.

It is very important and significant to our Community a welcome such an esteemed guest.

“We Remember”

Dear friends,

World Jewish Congress (WJC) invites Jewish communities to join in a powerful expression of our respect for history and faith in the future, in a way that has not been done before, to ensure that the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust are never forgotten.

WJC is launching the We Remember campaign in which they are asking millions of people to photograph themselves holding “We Remember” signs and then to upload these photos directly to Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram with the hashtag #WeRemember. You may also to email the image to weremember@wjc.org.

The purpose and reason: The number of Holocaust survivors and witnesses is decreasing. There are still genocides occurring all over the world. There are those who say that the Holocaust never happened. We need to educate the next generation.

The coordinator of this campaign is Sacha Dratwa sdratwa@wjcmail.org.

Please visit and share this link to the WeRemember website: http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/weremember
You can view and share the video here: https://vimeo.com/194691928

REMEMBER – Pick up a pen… a paintbrush… a crayon… whatever… and write “We Remember”…then post your picture to social media with #WeRemember, and ask others to do the same.

Shemesh 2017

Hanukkah in the Tallinn City Council

Hanukkah 2016

Hag Hanuka Sameach! — 2016

Dear Friends!

Hag Hanuka Sameach!

The best wishes from Jewish Community of Estonia to you and your families!

Wishing you peace and happiness!

Dreidl Party

This year, David Vseviov recieved the annual ‘Gold Microphone’ award

This year, David Vseviov recieved the annual ‘Gold Microphone’ award.

Since 1996, traditionally on the anniversary event of the Estonian Broadcasters, the ‘Golden Microphone’ award is presented. This year, well-known historian and teacher David Vseviov recieved this award. David Vseviov has been broadcasting for 20 years and continues to broaden the horizons of the people of Estonia.

http://menu.err.ee/…/kuldmikrofoni-palvib-tanavu-david-vsev…

David Vseviov recieved the annual ‘Gold Microphone’ award

This year, David Vseviov recieved the annual ‘Gold Microphone’ award.

Since 1996, traditionally on the anniversary event of the Estonian Broadcasters, the ‘Golden Microphone’ award is presented. This year, well-known historian and teacher David Vseviov recieved this award. David Vseviov has been broadcasting for 20 years and continues to broaden the horizons of the people of Estonia.

http://menu.err.ee/…/kuldmikrofoni-palvib-tanavu-david-vsev…

Urmas Paet deputy of European Parliament had a meeting with students and teachers from Tallinn Jewish School

Urmas Paet deputy of European Parliament had a meeting with students and teachers from Tallinn Jewish School and Tallinn Central Russian Gymnasium in Strasbourg. The topic of the discussion were various issues concerning European crises and youth studying opportunities.

Urmas Paet deputy of European Parliament had a meeting with students and teachers from Tallinn Jewish School and Tallinn Central Russian Gymnasium in Strasbourg. The topic of the discussion were various issues concerning European crises and youth studying opportunities.

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Golden Age Camp 2016

In Dublin was hosted a meeting of the Executive Directors of the Jewish communities belonging to the World Jewish Congress

In Dublin was hosted a meeting of the Executive Directors of the Jewish communities belonging to the World Jewish Congress, which brought together 60 leaders from more than 40 communities. Our community was represented by Executive Director Vadim Ryvlin.

WJC Directors' Forum in Dublin

“Exchanging best practices and equipping Jewish leaders with the necessary tools to do their job are key missions of the World Jewish Congress." – WJC CEO Robert SingerAnd this is just what we did at the 3rd WJC National Community Directors’ Forum in Dublin. Thank you to participants from 40 countries, from Australia to Uruguay for coming and being so engaged! http://fal.cn/Forum

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Rosh-HaShanah 5777

Rosh-Hashanah 5777 KinderGarden

Rosh-Hashana 5777 Students

Children’s day camp “Shemesh”

Lag ba-Omer 2016

Night of Museums 2016

PGT football tournament in Stockholm

С дебютом, юные маккабисты!

В состоявшем в Стокгольме футбольном турнире PTG приняли участие юные маккабисты 2000-2001 годов рождения: Михкель Кокка, Дмитрий Фомин, Марк Шафран, Мартин Абрамов, Филипп Аронович, Даниил Мошнин, Леон Кермас, Дан Шеберштейн, Девид Гаммер и Александр Киселёв. Под руководством тренера Романа Лайдинена наши парни показали себя сплоченной командой и приобрели огромный опыт. Борьба была не шуточной – доказательством тому стали два гипса на руках наших парней – Даника Мошнина и Димы Фомина. При этом наш вратарь Алекс Кеселёв получил приз лучшему игроку турнира – приз имени погибшего вследствие теракта в Копенгагене волонтера-охранника Дана Узана. Приз Саше вручили родственники Дана, а заполненный стадион аплодировал стоя. Браво, парни! Верим в вас и ждем побед!

Еврейская община Эстонии благодарит Baltic Jewish Forum за финансовую поддержку проекта, Романа и Ирину Лайдинен за вклад в реализацию проекта и проявленную замоотверженность, всех парней и их семьи, а особенно семью Шеберштейн, за моральную поддежрку!

Victory Day 2016

Photo: Vladimir Goman

The opening of the gallery of Asja Borovkova

Pesah Young Families 2016

Purim Preschool 2016

 

Purim Party JCLUB @PAI

Purim Golden Age 2016

Photo: Vladimir Goman

The 10th anniversary of the cinema club

JClub@Foodstudio

27 февраля состоялось открытие клуба Jclub.
На первую встречу собрались молодые и активные люди в возрасте 25-40 лет.
Место встречи мы выбрали популярную food studio, где участники разбились на команды и вместе готовили ужин Маврикийской кухни. Каждая команда готовила свое блюдо для полноценного ужина. Мы встретили новую неделю в теплой атмосфере, провели церемонию Хавдалы в одном большом дружном кругу

Opening of the exhibition “The commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust in Latvia, 1945-2015”

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Menucha Be Yahad 2016