Not far from one of Russia’s most prestigious universities, the Lomonosov State University – a beautiful new Chabad House was dedicated to serve the Jewish community and many Jewish students of this upscale neighborhood.
For a number of years Rabbi Shimon Krasnodomsky, a graduate of Moscow’s Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, together with his family have been selflessly serving the thousands of Jews living in this area. As they now expand and move into the new place which was purchased and renovated for this purpose, there is a sense of excitement and growth in Yiddishkeit, especially considering that now Jewish students will have a place to eat hot kosher lunches and purchase kosher products at subsidized prices. Special guest rooms also await the students who wish to stay for Shabbos or Yom Tov and attend davening, Torah classes, and festive holiday meals.
Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar was honored with affixing the mezuza on the main entrance. Under his guidance and encouragement more and more Chabad Houses have been established in various neighborhoods of the capital city, serving hundreds and thousands of Moscow’s Jews.
After presenting the main sponsor Mr. David Rafaelov with a gift of appreciation, speeches were made by the legendary Rav of the Bolshaya Bronnaya shul Rabbi Yitzchak Kogan, Israel’s General Consul Mr. Alexander Ben-Zvi, Director of Moscow’s Jewish Communities Rabbi Mordechai Weisberg, and the community Rav and Shliach Rabbi Shimon Krasnodomsky.
The guests then sat down to elegant tables for an uplifting Chassidic farbrengen, with the local Jews thirsting to strengthen their Yiddishkeit and continue in the footsteps of their forefathers.