5 Tishrey 5778 25/09/2017
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The Growth of Jewish Life in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Jewry, headed by Rabbi Moshe Dovid Cohen, has produced a professional video about the growth of Jewish life in Kazakhstan since the arrival of Chabad shluchim.

 The video was directed by Mendy Cohen. Malachi Chizkiyah of Reshet Bet – Kol Yisrael narrates the Hebrew version, while Reuven David Miller of Kol Yisrael narrates the English version.

The movie begins with a survey of festival activities with the shluchim. Chief Rabbi of Kazakhstan, Rabbi Yeshayah Elazar Cohen, speaks in the shul in Almaty about Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, the Rebbe’s father, whose gravesite is in the local Jewish cemetery.
 
The movie shows how everything began with small activities, until a large premises was needed, and now there is a large shul adjacent to Rabbi Levi Yitzchok’s final resting place. The foundation stone for the shul was laid on 20th Av 5756/1996, and a year later the dream became a reality. Various religious leaders and distinguished guests from Israel and other countries attended the dedication ceremony of the new shul, and a new sefer Torah was brought into the building. The building houses a shul, a mikveh, dining rooms, offices, a library, and other community facilities.
One of the most moving parts of the film is the footage of Camp Gan Israel. It is hard for the children to leave their counselors, whom they had grown so close to at camp.

Other activities that are shown are welfare assistance to the needy, food distribution, home visits, programs for the elderly and children, bar mitzvos, circumcisions, and more.
 
 

To watch the English version, press play

 

To watch the Hebrew version, press play.
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The president of Kazakhstan presents the head shliach with a document signed by the government (in 2000) denouncing the persecution of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok.
The president of Kazakhstan presents the head shliach with a document signed by the government (in 2000) denouncing the persecution of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok.
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A Gallery  of Notable Visitors to the Chabad Center in Almaty and the Tomb of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok
A Gallery of Notable Visitors to the Chabad Center in Almaty and the Tomb of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok
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