Mendik Kleinberg, 9 year-old son of Chabad Shluchim, performed in the Kremlin’s Young Stars competition Monday.
A student of Cheder Menachem in Moscow, Kleinberg plays the violin at Jewish community events and is hailed there as a prodigy.
His parents are Rabbi Boruch Kleinberg, Director of Beit Chabad Sokol-Airport, and Mrs. Golda Kleinberg, an educator at Chaya Mushka girls institute.
The two debated whether their son should join the competition, but came to the conclusion that it would be a Kiddush Hashem.
Mendik Kleinberg arrived at the event wearing a Kippa, Tzitzis and Chassidic clothing.