The Seminar


The pre-Hanukkah seminar, held from December 18 to December 21, gave an oppurtunity to study about Hanukah together to about 60 people from across the FSU, including several students from the local Kiev Machon. The Machon trains people to return to their congregations and serve as informed lay leaders.

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Machon students getting materials ready


Opening candle exercise Opening candle exercise
Opening candle exercise Opening candle exercise


Teaching: Maya helps a Machon student Teaching: Maya and Mark lead a group Teaching: The group studying
Teaching: Mark leads a group Teaching: an attentive audience Teaching: David and Boris lead a group
Teaching: Maya and Mark lead a discussion Teaching: Peer-led text study in groups Teaching: Rabbis David Wilfond and David Soetendorp
Teaching: Machon students reviewing some text Teaching: the new Hebrew-Russian prayer-book
Teaching: Mark and Maya Teaching: text-study Teaching: David prepares with Boris


The new Siddur: celebrating its arrival The new Siddur: it's place in history
The new Siddur: Maya and Mark The new Siddur: Maya autographs copies


Hatikah's Children's Choir Hatikah's Children's Choir Hatikah's Children's Choir


Hanging out Hanging out Hanging out