Remote and effective work: Quarantine has become another factor in the unity of the Jewish community

The introduction of the state of emergency in connection with the coronavirus did not slow down the pace of work of Jewish communities, rallied people more closely and gave a new push to the development of community programs in an online format. This was emphasized by EJP member from Kazakhstan, the head of the Mitsva Association, Alexander Baron, talking about work in quarantine: “Educational projects of the Jewish community centers of the country have moved to virtual sites. Lectures, trainings, rehearsals of choreographic groups, fitness classes are held in Skype conference mode, according to a plan scheduled for the current and upcoming weeks”.

Director of the Jewish Community Center “Rimon” Inessa Chugainova said that the first online lesson, which was held in a new format, was a Hebrew lesson.

The Hebrew course is a volunteer project. It is implemented in January 2020. Literally from the first lessons, the project was interesting community, 10-15 people began to come to the lessons, we were even thinking about opening the second group. And now, with the transition to the online format, we we will continue to develop the project: the number of applicants has not decreased, in virtual format the class gathered no less than the number of participants than in the offline group.