Moscow, October 30, Interfax - Son of Russia's chief rabbi Berel Lazar Yehezkel took an office of rabbi of Simferopol. Official ceremony dedicated to this event was held in the central city synagogue, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia reports.
Speaking to the guests, the new rabbi of Simferopol said that he considered his priority task to develop Jewish infrastructure in the city so that "Jews living in the region should not have reasons to leave the region because they cannot fulfill the instructions of the Jewish law there."
According to the new rabbi, it is necessary for members of the community to set up a community center, a school, a mikvah, kosher shops, educational establishments.
The rabbi payed special attention to the questions of education. "If Jews have foundation laid in school or in cheder, we can hope that he will further follow traditions and laws preserved by our predecessors. So it is extremely important to set up a system of education that can inoculate our youth with this values and convey to future generations," Lazar said.