The mayor of Kharkov, Ukraine Mr. Igor Terechov joined a celebration of the Rebbe’s birthday together with the Jewish community. “We are especially grateful in Kharkov to the Rebbe for sending his shluchim to our city in 1990,” the mayor shared.
The mayor of Kharkov, Ukraine Mr. Igor Terechov came to congratulate the Jewish community in honor of the Rebbe’s 121st birthday and the upcoming yomtov of Pesach.
“We are especially grateful in Kharkov to the Rebbe for sending his shluchim to our city in 1990. The festival of Pesach is a symbol of freedom which is so significant for us now in Ukraine,” the mayor said.
Rabbi Moshe Moskovitz shared the Rebbe’s message of each and everyone adding more good deeds to make the world a better and brighter place and to ensure that everyone brings another Jew to the seder and thinks of those who are in need of help.
The event continued with a fun Matzah bakery for children and parents offering a real hands-on Pesach experience, run by Rabbi Yaakov Yakimenko followed by a farbrengen for all.
Over two tons of matzah have been given out to the Jews in the city and hundreds have signed up for the community seder despite the curfew and darkness in the city by nightfall.
“The Jewish community in Kharkov will be joining those throughout Ukraine in praying that this year Pesach will be celebrated with peace and freedom,” Rabbi Moskovitz said.