KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — A renovation project was completed at a historic Jewish cemetery in Ukraine.
A new synagogue, including a library and a kitchen, were built at the cemetery in the northern Ukrainian town of Nezhyn. New electric lines were strung, as well.
Mouli Cohen, an Israeli-born American businessman and philanthropist, and his wife, author Stacy Cohen, funded the work.
Nezhyn is located in the Chernigov region, northeast of the capital city Kiev. Once a major center of Chasidism, it is the site of the tomb of a Chasidic master, the second Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Dov Ber Schneerson.
The renovations will make it easier for the thousands of travelers and guests who visit the sacred location each year.