Irkutsk Jews celebrate the city's renovated Synagogue

Irkutsk, Russia

March 29, 2009

( IRKUTSK, Russia – Coinciding with the 130th anniversary of the Irkutsk Synagogue founding, Irkutsk Jews gathered to celebrate the opening of the community’s newly restored Synagogue. The move to restore the synagogue to its original beauty came after a major fire in July 1994.

Attending the event was Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar and President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Alexander Boroda, as well as to Chief Rabbi of Irkutsk Aaron Wagner, and representatives of local authorities and businesses.

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