JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KISHINEV, MOLDOVA
8 CHABAD-LUBAVITCH STREET
KISHINEV, MOLDOVA 270005
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720 LEFFERTS AVE. #2
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Rabbi Abelsky addressing a crowd in Kishinev's Synagogue
KISHINEV, THE CAPITAL OF MOLDOVA, long a part of the Soviet Unionis now the capital of
an independent republic and scene of a rebirth of Judaism and Jewish communal life. Through
the efforts of Rabbi and Mrs. Abelsky, and their dedicated staff, Kishinev is bubbling with
a full scope of Jewish activities that haven't been seen since the great emigrations of the
Kishinev today is the scene of a rediscovery of Jewish heritage, spirites Torah learning, joyous
holyday celebrations, vibrant Jewish summer camps, and a humanitarian outreach program to
address the pressing material needs of a society in economic and social flux.
Join us and rejoice in creating a modern-day miracle. A Jewish renaissance is blossoming in
The President of Moldova M. Snegur meets with Rabbi Abelsky
THE REBIRTH OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY - A MIRACLE OF FAITH, LOVE AND PLAIN HARD WORK
Spiritual Revival in Kishinev
Rabbi Abelsky set out to rebuild and restore: to rebuild the devastated Jewish community and to
restore to the Jews of Kishinev their identity as Jews. Against all odds, he established a flouri-
shing day school with 300 full time students (Jewish Secondary School #15). Today there is also
a day care center, a summer camp ("Gan Yisroel"), and a program of adult education courses that
inspire parents and grandparents alike.
We provide the students in our schools and camp with two nourishing meals a day, often the
only nutritious food they get. In addition, our soup kitchen provides needy adults with a hot meal
every day. For the homebound eldery, there is a "Meals on Wheels" program that provides some
200 eldery Jews with food several times a week.
The emigration of young has left many eldery to fend for themselves in this terrible period of
unheaval. Regular visits to eldery, ill and hospitalized have raised spirits among this most
neglected segment of society. Along with caring and friendly visits, they receive food and life-
giving medical supplies which are generally unavailable in the region.
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of Kishinev, Moldova" brochure originally published by Jacquelyn, Inc.
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