Russian Twinning

Menorah Synagogue is developing ties with a Progressive Jewish Community Hava Nagila community in Chelyabinsk in the FSU.
We have exchanged Purim greetings with our twin community.  We have also established monthly shiurim, on Fridays, with the  week’s sidra as the topic. The atmosphere of these has been very friendly, and the discussions, despite the need for translation, animated and sometimes passionate. We have also had greetings from Igor Zinkov, a member of this community, who is studying at a Conservative yeshiva in Israel and Rabbinic training at Leo Baeck since September, 2014.