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  JEWISH COMMUNITY OF KOMI REPUBLIC IN RUSSIA הקהילה היהודית ברפובליקת קומי ברוסיה, הקהילה היהודית הצפונית ביותר בעולם RUSSIAN FEDERATION הקהילה היהודית ברוסיה  
 
 
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LETTER FROM JEWISH SYKTYVKAR TO THE JEWISH WORLD
Published on: September 10, 2008
By: Nikolay Zyuzev nzyuzev@gmail.com

The Most Northern Synagogue in the World

 Dear friends!

We are saying hello to you from the other end of the world – Northern Russia. Having the Urals on the East and partly stretching over the Polar Circle on the North there is the Republic of Komi, a subject of Russian Federation, a huge region, as large as France, Netherlands and Belgium combined, but almost unknown outside of Russia.

The Republic is named after a small Ugro-Finnic ethnic group of Komi, who have lived for centuries in this cold, tough, but rich with natural resources, wonderful forests, and rivers place. The capital of the Republic is Syktyvkar, a modern industrial city with the population of 200.000 people.

 Maybe it is a little surprising to find here a large Jewish community, but not for those who have some knowledge of Russian history. In 1930th Stalin ordered to build dozens of prison camps in Komi. The Republic became one of the biggest and deadliest branches of GULAG. In the following years billions of innocent people were brought here from all parts of the Soviet Union, and many of them never saw freedom again. Among the prisoners were tens of thousands of Jews, and some of those who were lucky enough to survive the camps’ terrible hardships settled in Komi attracted by its beautiful nature and its kind, plain and open people. Jews have made an enormous impact on all areas of local culture, education, and economy. Scientists, teachers, doctors, artists, actors, engineers, etc., they have found here new home and play an important role in the republic’s life.

Our community includes people of different generations, from former GULAG prisoners to their grand- and great-grandchildren. The community was formed in early 1990th and since then has grown up into an active and respected organization. We have around 1500 members in Syktyvkar, and another 1000 members in other Komi cities like Inta, Uhta and Vorkuta. Our organization (The Jewish National and Cultural Autonomy in Komi) from the very beginning is led by Leonid Zilberg, a well known in the Republic political activist and businessman. We have a Sunday school and young people’s club; we are publishing books, helping poor families and older people, organizing sport competitions; we meet at our Center to celebrate Jewish religious holydays and the community members’ birthdays, to study Torah, to discuss the currant political and cultural events.

And ‘we have a dream’… We want to build a synagogue in Syktyvkar. The project is strongly supported by the Head (governor) of the Komi Republic Vladimir Torlopov. With his help we have got a space for the synagogue at the downtown, and he also helped to find a bank from which we can get a loan with a below-market rate of interest. We have got a nice architectural project and have arranged its realization with one of the local construction firms on the most favorable for us terms. If we succeed in our plans it will be the most northern synagogue in the world. We think it is symbolic. It is the sign of the tragic destiny of Jewish people scattered all over the world, of their stamina and courage, which helped to survive even the hardest ordeals, as well as of their kindness, good hearts, and willingness to share their secular and spiritual knowledge with people around them.

Most of the observant members of the community are orthodox Jews. Unfortunately we don’t have a rabbi. So it is another problem. But we believe we can solve it too.

It is a bold project, but we hope we can realize it with help from our friends abroad. Any kind of help – intellectual, financial, moral – is precious for us. We hope you can find our project interesting and contact us for future discussions, or spread this information among your friends.

 You can get more information from our site (http://www.jskomi.bravehost.com). Sorry, it is still under construction but you can already find there more detailed facts about our community, people, activities, our city and the republic.

Thank you!

Sincerely
Leonid A. Zilberg, jskomi@mail.ru
The Executive President of the Jewish Community in the Republi
с of Komi,
Nikolay F. Zyuzev
The coordinator of the Jewish Community in the Republic of Komi
Phone: 7 8212 215685 (home)
7 9222 726350  (cell)
E-mail: nzyuzev@gmail.com

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