Photos of Shavuot celebrations in the Polotsk Jewish Community, Belarus

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Members of the Polotsk Jewish Community last week celebrated the festival of Shavuot, which took place on Thursday. Through a series of activities combining education about the meaning and traditions of the festival with fun and enjoyable activities, Polotsk’s festivities put a smile on the faces of everyone present.

Celebrations like these are the product of a longstanding relationship between the Polotsk Community and The Together Plan. Jointly with Finchley Reform Synagogue in London they founded Youth for Youth, a project to build links between young adults around the world and encourage collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Six years, five international summer camps and countless festivals later, Polotsk have gained the skills required to plan and run engaging activities such as these celebrations, which would have been inconceivable just a few years ago.

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