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Students clean up Jewish cemeteries in Russia

by Hillel Russia |Jun 15, 2011|Comments

Cemeteries are usually poorly maintained in the former Soviet Union. That is especially true for the Jewish sections as so many members of the community perished in the Holocaust or left the country to go to Israel or North America. To begin addressing this issue, Hillel Russia recently organized 170 student volunteers and members of their families to clean up parts of the Jewish cemeteries in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and Khabarovsk.

One of the students made the following video from the community service day in Moscow.

To learn more about Hillels in Russia visit www.hillel.ru

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