August 2019 @ Beit Juhuro

In August we welcomed the Chief Rabbi of Lithuania, Rabbi Kalev Krelin, hiked at beautiful mountains, spend a Shabbaton together at Beit Juhuro and continued learning about Jewish prayer. We covered the Kadish, Barechu, Kedusha  and concluded our Prayer Crash Course series with the prayers said on the holidays, Hallel, Musaf the special insertions. The final program was generously sponsored by Lenny and Vera Royf in memory of Abei ben Binyomin, Mazantu bat Sevi, Rivka Ruhel bat Binyomin and Yehudis bat Shlomo.     Rabbi Kalev Krelin gave a class on the fascinating topic “Archaeology and Torah”, followed...

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Leadership Fellowship goes to BAKU

Our Leadership Fellowship team travels to Baku, exploring Gorsky roots in the land of fire. Leadership Fellowship is a RAJE/ Beit Juhuro organized, elite program, uniquely designed for Gorsky-Kavkazi Jewish students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 enabling them to explore and experience their Gorsky Jewish identity and develop their own unique leadership potential. After 20 weekly sessions that took place from November 2018- May 30th 2019, the graduates are rewarded with free trip to Baku. The weather is great, everyone is exited, we are ready to rock Baku! Here are...

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July 2019 @ Beit Juhuro

While approaching the last month of the summer and already almost getting ready for the awesome months Av and Elul, we would like to look back at the amazing things that took place at Beit Juhuro in July. It was great to have such a strong attendance our Gorsky Wednesday (where we welcomed the special guest speaker Rabbi Uri Nahum) and the new Prayer Crash Course series. In the Prayer Crash Course we discussed the Shema Israel prayer, donning of Tzitzit & Tefillin and the main Jewish prayer- the Amida. Thank you Rabbi Ephraim for...

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Beit Juhuro heritage trip DAY 2

Today we visited Quba, a peaceful country town famous for its apple orchards and carpet making, located in the foothills of Great Caucasus.  Quba has been inhabited by Jews since the 13th century. In 1742, the Khan of Quba gave the Jews, who were being persecuted by Islamic fundamentalists, permission to settle opposite his town. The settlement was organized without fear of discrimination, retribution, or clashes with neighboring towns and states. The flourishing community of 18,000 people became known as Yevreskaya Sloboda or Jewish settlement, but was renamed as Krasnaya Sloboda when the Bolsheviks came...

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Our trip continues DAY 3 & 4

  THURSDAY – FRIDAY This is Yanar Dag — meaning “burning mountainside”, or also called “eternal flame” is a hill with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times, located 25 km to the north from Baku, in Mehemmedi village. Tall flames dance restlessly across a 10-meter stretch of hillside, making a hot day even hotter. Then we continued to our next trip destination- the Gobustan State Reserve, located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles southwest of the centre of Baku. It was established in 1966 when the region was declared...

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