Synagogue in Maryina Roscha (MJCC)
2-nd Vysheslavtsev Lane, 5a
+7 (495) 645-50-00
How to reach the object: M: Marjina Roscha
It is a unique synagogue constructed in the period of Soviet system. Then in 1926, it was a small log cabin. It stood almost seventy years, and Jewish life wasn't stopped there even for a day: prayers, circumcisions, weddings... The synagogue was burnt in the fire in 1993. Impressive seven-floor Moscow Jewish Community Center was built instead of burnt building and it was opened solemnly by main Russian rabbi Berl Lazar and Russian President Vladimir Putin in September 2000. Tel-Aviv chief architect Israel Godovich designed this building.
Program of the Community Center includes not only public prayers, but also different entertaining evenings and intellectual games. A unique library of MJCC, Internet-cafe, and art gallery were opened... Activities are performed in sports hall and weight room, and in interesting circles and clubs from evening to the late night.
There is mikvah (ritual basin) for men and women in MJCC, and kosher restaurant and milk cafe are opened. Religious direction of the synagogue is Habad Lubavich.