Moscow ‘s Jewish cultural center reopened in a renovated three-story building.
A party was held in the downtown Moscow building Tuesday to celebrate the completed renovations of the Nikitskaya center, which were funded by the UJA-Federation of Greater New York, as well as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and Moscow’s Spivakov Foundation.
Among those on hand were Anna Azari, Israel’s ambassador to Russia, and Adolf Shayevich, the chief rabbi of Russia, as well as dozens of Moscow artists, musicians and active members of the local Jewish community.
“Nikitskaya Center must be a bridge between Jewish and Russian cultures, a support for everyone who makes their first steps toward exploration of Jewish traditions,” Shayevich said .
The center hosts dozens of classes for children and adults, from Judaic studies to yoga training.