Kol Emeth Trip to Russia Photos

Russia from Nov. 3 through Nov. 10 To read reports from trip participants click here.

The highlight of the Russia trip was delievering a Torah scroll to the Jewish Community of Pskov



Soon to be added: More trip reports and pictures taken by the participants.

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Miriam's Photographs  |  Oscar's Photographs   

Betty's Photographs

Saint Petersburg Photos, including many taken at the Jewish Cemetery, the main synagogue, a visit to a Jewish Veteran's Arts and Crafts Center, Fund Eva and other locations. As you will see, I was very moved by the Jewish cemetery which was covered in snow.

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Jewish cemetery
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Jewish cemetery

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Jewish cemetery

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Jewish cemetery
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Jewish cemetery
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Jewish cemetery

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Jewish cemetery

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Light Center

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Light Center

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Jewish Veteren's Arts and Crafts Center
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Some of the arts and crafts

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Some of the arts and crafts

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Performance at Fund Eva

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Performance at Fund Eva
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Performance at Fund Eva
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Performance at Fund Eva

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Performance at Fund Eva

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Performance at Fund Eva

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Performance at Fund Eva
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Performance at Fund Eva
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Performance at Fund Eva

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Performance at Fund Eva

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Performance at Fund Eva


From St. Petersburg we took the bus to Pskov to present the Torah. We visited the ancient fortress of Izborsk, did a walking tour of the Pskov Kremlin, visited a Holocaust memorial that was in the process of being built, presented the Torah and had a gala dinner and celebration.

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Visiting Izborsk (me)
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Visiting Izborsk (Helene)
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Visiting Izborsk (Miriam)

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Visiting Izborsk

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Visiting Izborsk

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Visiting Izborsk

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Touring Pskov, statue of Lenin

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Touring Pskov, statue of Lenin
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Touring Pskov, Judi

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Touring Pskov, Kremlin

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Touring Pskov, Kremlin
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Touring Pskov, Kremlin
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Touring Pskov, Kremlin

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Touring Pskov, Kremlin

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Touring Pskov, Kremlin

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Touring Pskov, street
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Holocaust Memorial being built
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Holocaust Memorial being built

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Oleg, Youth Director &Ludmilla


These pictures are from the celebration leading up to the giving of the Torah, the giving of the Torah, a youth concert after that then a gala dinner. All of this took place on Thursday afternoon and evening, Nov. 7 2002. The Vice Mayor attended and we presented her a proclamation from the Mayor of Palo Alto. In the background of picture 13 you will see the sidurim that we donated a couple of years ago. In picture 14 you will see Ludmilla, a retired physicist who was our guide around Pskov and to Izborsk. There are several pictures of Miriam with the Torah. She designed the Mantel for the Torah. For more information about the Torah and the Mantle, please see the Torah page The Torah page

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Singers
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Singers

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Vice Mayor

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Vice Mayor

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David with the Vice Mayor
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Celebration, Ilya

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Celebration, Gallit

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Celebration, Judi
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Celebration, Judi
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Celebration, Ludmilla our guide

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Celebration, Gallit

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Celebration, youngest attendee
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Celebration
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Celebration, Shelly & Shirley
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Celebration

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Celebration

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Celebration

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Torah under Chupah
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Torah under Chupah
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David with Torah

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Rabbi & Roman

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Rabbi & Roman

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Roman
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Miriam with the Torah
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Miriam with the Torah

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Miriam with the Torah

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Miriam with the Torah

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Back of Mantle

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Torah in Ark

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Ark

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Speakers at concert

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Speakers at concert

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Speakers at concert

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Gala Dinner, Rabbi & Shirely
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Gala Dinner, Rabbi & Shirely

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Gala Dinner, Rabbi & Shirely

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Gala Dinner, Bella & Ilya

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Gala Dinner

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Gala Dinner
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Gala Dinner, Judi & Roman

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Gala Dinner, Joan

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Gala Dinner, Joan & Ilya

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Gala, Joan & Ilya
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Gala Dinner

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Gala Dinner, Reba


We returned to St. Petersburg and then the 4 of us who were traveling on to Israel took the overnight train to Moscow. Here are a few Moscow pictures.

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Moscow Group
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Moscow Group
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Moscow Group

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Pnina & me

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The Rabbis

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Shelly & me
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Shelly & me
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Moscow sites

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Moscow sites

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Moscow sites

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Moscow sites
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Moscow sites
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Moscow sites

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Moscow sites

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Moscow sites

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