Jewish Wedding Celebrated in Heart of Dubai’s Desert

Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar officiated at a wedding in the heart of the Dubai desert. The young couple, alumni of Chabad mosdos in Russia, celebrated with 600 young Jews who were on a trip to Dubai.

Photos: Eli Itkin

Wednesday evening, Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia, officiated at a wedding that took place in the heart of the desert in Dubai. The young couple, alumni of Chabad mosdos in Russia, celebrated their marriage with the participation of over 600 young Jews who were on a special trip to Dubai, along with a number of shluchim and rabbis from Russia.

For many of the guests, including the hundreds of students who were there, it was their first time seeing a Jewish wedding, which will no doubt leave a lasting impression on the direction that their personal lives will take. 

On Thursday night, trip participants will join an event at the grand “Expo” hall in Dubai that will be attended by official government representatives of the UAE.

This trip, which is targeted to the next generation of Russian Jews, is spearheaded by “YaHaD”, the largest Jewish Youth Organization in all of the FSU, which is led by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Wilansky and his dedicated team. Along with Rabbis, Shluchim, and the rest of the staff, they offer a large spectrum of classes and programs for Jewish students during the entire year. 

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