Watch a Short Documentary on Hanukkah in Chernivtsi 2014-5775!
Chernivtsi is a city in Bukovyna, Ukraine, with a rich Jewish cultural heritage, the history of which counts more than 600 years.
Every year Hanukkah is celebrated here by lighting candles on Menorah on one of the main squares in the city and at homes. Community members, students of the Education Center and Kindergarten at the Main synagogue of Bukovyna named after Israel and Zelda Mayberg organize concerts and charity events for those in need.
We invite you to watch a short documentary about celebration of Hanukkah in Chernivtsi 2014 – 5775!
Yahrzeit in Chernivtsi Synagogue
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Yahrzeit – is a memorial day. Yahrzeit in Jewish tradition is honored on the day when the person left the world. One should commemorate the “Jewish” date, since the chronology of the Jewish people started long before the creation of the Gregorian calendar and it is natural to mark the date according to the principle common to all generations. If you do not know the Jewish date of the death of your relative, we will help you with the definition.
Celebrating Hanukkah in Chernivtsi
Litting of menora candles on Hanukkah on Theatre Square in Chernivtsi every year has become a good tradition. Numerous guests gather for the feast, among them were members of the Jewish community, as well as other citizens of Chernivtsi. On the first and the last day of Hanukkah the mayor of Chernivtsi, Oleksiy Kaspruk, was the guest of honor at the celebration. Together with Chief Rabbi Menachem Mendel Glisnshtain of Chernivtsi region they lit candles on the great Hanukkah Menorah.
The Hanukkah concert took place on the 18th of December in the Academichny Palace. After litting he third candle of menora on Teatralna square of Chernivtsi, everybody could enjoy the positive emotions, shared from the stage by the children of the kindergarden and the educational center. Among them were also members of the youth club “Starts”.