ACTIVITIES IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
JEWISH DAY SCHOOL
In 1989, SHAMIR was the first organization to open a Jewish Day School in the FSU after the fall of the Soviet Union. It received official recognition by Petersburg's Ministry of Education, who issues diplomas to the school's graduates. Accredited also by the Israeli Minister of Education and Culture, graduates are assured Israeli high school equivalency. Kosher meals are served twice a day, and the dining room is open to anyone in the community searching for a kosher meal.
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In Latvia's capitol city Riga, over fifty men and women are able to enjoy a SHAMIR sponsored kosher breakfast, two hours of Torah study, and a kosher lunch everyday. The members of this elderly community are also provided with a meal every Shabbos.
At the request of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia in Moscow, Professor Herman Branover, Honorary Chairman of SHAMIR, is supervising the contents, format, style and publication of a 8 volume Encyclopedia of Russian Jewry. The encyclopedia covers the period from the Communist period until today. It concentrates on the enormous contribution of outstanding Russian Jews in the fields of science, technology, medicine and culture.
Professor Herman Branover, President and Editor-in-Chief
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