Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

World Union for Progressive Judaism – FSU (WUPJ-FSU)



Sandra Breslauer Beit Simcha Center • Minsk

Tu Bishvat 2022
→ Sunday, January 16 | 4pm (Local Time)
Bat mitzva of Odelia Zhukova and the Tu bishvat Seder with new members of community and rabbi Grisha Abramovich. Join them on Grisha Abramovich Facebook page.



Moscow Center for Progressive Judaism • Moscow
This week all shabbat services of the Moscow Center for Progressive Judaism are dedicated to the memory of Debbie Friedman z”l as Shabbat Shirah is her Yahrzeit.

Friday, January 14, at 6pm (Local Time)
Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Cantor Elena Schwartz and Rabbi Cantor Sergei Schwartz, at Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Join them on Facebook or contact them for Zoom details.

Saturday, January 15
→ 10am (Local Time)
“People of the Book” (aka Basic Judaism Class). Topic: Tu bi-Shvat – history and traditions of the festival (in Russian). Host: Rabbi Leonid Bimbat.
→ 11am (Local Time)
Shabbat morning service with Rabbi Leonid Bimbat and cantor Dmitry Karpenko. Congratulations to the chairman of the Severnaya community, Roman Vaisman, and his family on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Miriam! Livestreamed on Facebook.
→ 14pm (Local Time)
School of Jewish Prayer (Project SHEM). Topic: Money tree as a symbol of personal and community financial sustainability: Jewish texts on material well-being (in Russian). Host: Rabbi Leonid Bimbat. For a zoom link, write them.

Sunday, January 16, at 5pm (Local Time)
Seder Tu B’Shvat with Rabbi Alexander Lyskovoy, Rabbi Leonid Bimbat, Cantor Dmitry Karpenko. Join them on Facebook or email to attend in person.
Shaarei Shalom • St. Petersburg

Tu biShvat 2022
→ Sunday, January 16, at 6pm (Local Time)
In person event with Seder Tu bi Shvat, an artistic master class (drawing on canvas with an artist), and songs of the chag.
Contact them to learn more.



Hatikvah-Nadyia Center for Progressive Judaism • Kiev

→ Kabbalat Shabbat service (Friday, January 14, at 7pm) and Shacharit Shabbat (Saturday, January 15, at 11am) focusing on Ecology
→ Also on Saturday: Torah Breakfast at 10am, Family School at 11am, special programs about ‘Healthy Food’ at 12:30pm, and “Let’s talk” at 13pm.
→ On Sunday, January 16: project ‘For Sould and Body’ at 10am, and Seder Tu beShvat at 18pm.

All activities livestreamed on their Facebook page. For Zoom details, contact them.

Shirat ha-Yam / Progressive Jewish Congregation • Odessa

→ joint event with Israel Cultural Center in Odessa (Sunday, January 16, at 4pm | Local Time)
→ study session “Gan Eden” with elements of Seder Tu b-Shvat; led by Rabbi Julia Gris (Monday, January 17, at 7pm | Local Time)
→ plant trees in Israel (via KKL)
→ ceremony of Green Page (presentation of new books) of the congregational library

To learn more, email them.

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