On Tuesday, October 16th, a Jewish cultural center was dedicated in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. It has been named the “Menorah Center,” as the large complex consists of seven buildings in the shape of a menorah. The Center includes a Holocaust museum, community center, hotel, kosher restaurant, an Institute for Jewish Culture in Ukraine and art galleries.
The dedication ceremony included Jewish leaders from Ukraine, Russia, other former states of the Soviet Union and many Israeli officials. The president of the Jewish Communities of the Commonwealth of Independent States was also present.
The Menorah Jewish Community Center will open to the public on October 21st.