On February 25th, just a few days before the holiday of Purim, Beit Juhuro Educational Center organized an event for the Gorsky-Kavkazi young professionals of Brooklyn. It was the second such event organized by Beit Juhuro in the past year with great success. More than 70 people attended the event.
Purim reminds us that through unity and caring for others, a Jewish community and ultimately the Jewish nation as a whole is able to overcome virtually any challenge and the worst of decrees overturned to become times of joy and victory.
Rabbi Ephraim Ilyaguev, who founded Beit Juhuro Educational Center together with Isay Ildatov, has conveyed those points during the event in a powerful and moving way. Every person present felt his sincere care and dedication to infuse spiritual vibrancy, communal bonding, and foster a thriving Gorsky-Jewish life in Brooklyn.
The event has fulfilled its promise and all the hard work of Beit Juhuro’s many volunteers has paid off. It took a lot of effort and teamwork to put together an event of such magnitude.
The guests enjoyed great food, friendly environment, expanded their social circles and made new friends. A prominent magician-illusionist entertained the guests throughout the whole night and left the guests amused and at times stunned.
A first of its kind Gorsky-Kavkazi dating app called Shori was unveiled at the event. Shori combines the traditional way for people to meet their potential spouses – through a matchmaker, with the modern technology. We hope that the app will help match the singles in our community and lead to strong and happy marriages.
The event concluded with a raffle with the participants winning gifts cards, Apple Watch and Amazon Echo.
Special thanks to all the people who helped organize and make this event happen: Ziva Hanuka, Rachel Mordechay, Polina Isakova, Greta Davidov, Erica Avishalom, Hanna Ildatov,Jamie Abramov, Isay Ildatov, Arkady Isakov, Sevi Avishalom.
We look forward to organizing many more events in the near future to an even a greater success.
Founded in 2014, the mission of Beit Juhuro Educational Center is to preserve the unique identity and culture of the Gorsky Jews. The organization holds weekly Torah classes in Russian and English, organizes Shabbatons, and social events for young professionals and conducts communal holiday events in Brooklyn, New York.
Although the current focus of the organization is the Gorsky Jewish community of Brooklyn, the organization is able to make a worldwide impact through its social media and YouTube channels.