A Russian reunion

March 27, 2016 by Hayley Hadassin
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Kangarusski, the Russian Speaking Jewish Community department of the Zionist Federation of Australia has held its annual reunion in Sydney.

diner-400Over seventy people gathered at  Kepos & Co., an Israeli restaurant in Redfern to celebrate their Russian-Jewish heritage.

The food was prepared by two professional Israeli chefs from the former Soviet Union. Songs were sung in Russian and Hebrew and Jewish European music played throughout the night with both Purim and Pesach as topics of discussion.

“I miss Israel so much,” said Olga Wolfson, “singing songs in Hebrew makes me happy. This evening is nostalgic with Israeli food, Israeli music, and Israeli songs.”

keposFor many it was the first opportunity to meet the Kangarusski shaliach from the Jewish Agency, Rami Teplitskiy, who is based in Melbourne. He said: -“I congratulate you all on being such an enthusiastic community and for taking an active part in Sydney Jewish life.”

Anna Maylis, Kangarusski event coordinator in Sydney,  announced the launch of the very first Limmud FSU to Sydney in September this year.

Anna and Rami work together with the ZFA to engage the Russian Speaking members of our community with both Jewish and Israel issues. They have had and continue to have much success in engaging the Russian Jewish community in both Sydney and Melbourne.

If you would like more information on events please contact:-info@kangarusski.org.au

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