JEWISH CENTER IN YEREVAN RE-OPENS AFTER RENOVATIONS

hetq
11:06, June 1, 2011

The Mordechai Navi Jewish Community Center, located on Nar-Dos
Street, has been re-opened after major renovations to the building
and installation of new office equipment

Sponsoring the project was local Armenian businessman David Galstyan.

Those attending the opening ceremony included the Assistant to the
President of Armenia, the Head of the Department of Religious Affairs
and National Minorities of Armenia, and Armenia's Minister of Culture.

>From Moscow, Rabbi Dovid Karpov of the "Darkei Shalom" Synagogue in
Otradnoye was the representative. He was also the representative of
Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, who is also the Head of the Board
of Rabbis of the CIS Countries, who was unable to attend.

In his speech, Chief Rabbi of Armenia Gershon Burstein - who is also
a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary serving in this region - highlighted the
enthusiasm and professionalism demonstrated by the builders under
the direction of Nikolai Khachaturov, a businessman in the field of
construction and a friend of David Galstyan.

There are an estimated 1,000 Jews residing in Armenia today. The
Jewish community of Armenia dates back almost 2,000 years, to the
time of King Tigranes the Great.