St. Petersburg Synagogue Invites All With Open Doors
Published: November 9, 2011 (Issue # 1682)
St. Petersburg’s Grand Choral Synagogue will hold an open doors day on Sunday to mark International Tolerance Day.
From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., people of all nationalities and faiths are invited to visit the synagogue to familiarize themselves with Jewish culture, the synagogues’s information department said.
Visitors will be able to see the building, learn its architectural secrets and interesting historical facts, try national Jewish dishes such as matzo and hummus, ask the rabbi questions and enjoy a Jewish folk music concert.
“Many people want to visit the synagogue, but for some reason are shy to do so. Maybe they think that the synagogue is a closed establishment,” said Mark Grubarg, chairman of St. Petersburg’s Jewish community. “We want St. Petersburg residents to know that the synagogue is open for everybody and not only on Tolerance Day,” Grubarg said.
The synagogue is located at 2 Lermontovsky Prospekt.