MACHANAIM - JEWISH HERITAGE CENTER FOR RUSSIAN SPEAKING JEWS
Machanaim has founded a "Russian" synagogue in a Ma'ale Adumim "Russian" neighborhood. Modest as the synagogue looks (it is situated in a bomb shelter), it offers a broad spectrum of activities. The synagogue is headed by an ordained Russian-speaking rabbi, Rabbi Ya'acov Belenky, who supplies all the participants with materials in Russian on all Jewish holidays, fast days etc. The synagogue is also the focus for a network of community activities, including various classes on Judaism, cultural activities for elderly citizens, and sports and science classes for youth.