Aug 13 - Lutzk JCC

Lutzk has a wonderful Jewish Community Center where about 200 people participate in services and community events. Services are lead by lay-leaders as there is no local Rabbi for this progressive congregation. They had a Bar Mitzva five years ago.

In the main hall (used for holiday services) they were preparing for Rosh Hashanah. The stain glass windows depict each of the major holidays. The have a small chapel where the keep the 2 Torah and can hold smaller services, The chapel was locked during our visit.

Rosh Hashanah:



Simcat Torah:


We appreciate Eda Lazirivna, a Director for Hasad, taking us on a tour of the unlocked parts of the Community Center. We later met Sergei Shzarofski who is Director of the Center he gave us directions to the Holocaust Monument and hints on using the Archives.