May 2013 Poltava Youth Shabbaton

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35 young Russian participants came together to celebrate Shabbat and to answer three questions:

Q: What values are important?
A: Honesty, kindness, sincerity, responsibility, tolerance, compassion and mutual support. Our roots and our family.

Q: What is Jewish Community?
A: Everybody has a different position in the community. It’s important to give of your time and take part in projects and events that help shape your community.

Q: “Me for Community or Community for Me?”
A: It’s not hard to take on the task of organizing a community celebration in honor of a Jewish holiday -- to put together something important for the community.

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May 2013 Poltava Youth Shabbaton

  1. 1. CongregationBeth Am, PoltavaPoltava YouthShabbatonMay 2013
  2. 2. 35 Russian teen participants cametogether tocelebrate Shabbat...
  3. 3. …and toanswer 3 questions
  4. 4. Q:What valuesare important?
  5. 5. A: Honesty, kindness, sincerity,responsibility, tolerance, compassionand mutual support.Also, our roots and our family.
  6. 6. Q:What isJewish Community?
  7. 7. A: Everybody has a different positionin the community. It’s important togive of your timeand take part in projects/events thathelp shape yourcommunity.
  8. 8. Q: ”Mefor communityorcommunity for me?”
  9. 9. A: It’s not hard to take on the task oforganizing acommunity celebrationin honor of a Jewish holiday –to organize somethingimportant for thecommunity.

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