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Over 35 thousand Hasidim arrive in Uman to celebrate Jewish New Year

More than 35 thousand pilgrims arrived in Uman (Cherkasy region) to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, and no emergencies occurred, said Ivan Vygovsky, head of the National Police of Ukraine.

“Despite the increased risks and the large number of arrivals, law enforcement officers are keeping the situation under control, no emergencies have occurred,” Vygovsky said in a statement on the National Police telegram channel following his visit to Uman.

As noted, the police are working in an enhanced mode, three filtration points with baggage scanners, stationary posts, a visa support point, control and inspection groups have been organized, and the number of investigative teams has been increased.

A coordination headquarters consisting of representatives of the National Police, the National Guard, the State Emergency Service, the State Migration Service and other services is working around the clock.

“Police officers from the State of Israel are also on duty with our police officers, who arrived to strengthen security measures and help tourists,” the National Police said.

In 2023, Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) is celebrated from September 15 to 17.

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More than 30 thousand pilgrims will come to Uman to celebrate Jewish New Year

More than 30 thousand pilgrims are expected to arrive in Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which corresponds to the average rate of visitation in the period before the coronavirus pandemic and in peacetime, said the first deputy mayor of Uman Oleg Ganich.

“Travel agencies have already sold more than 30 thousand tickets for flights and to places of pilgrimage to Uman. Therefore, we expect more than 30 thousand pilgrims. This is the number of pilgrims who came to us before the coronavirus and in times of peace, when there was no war,” he said on the air of the national telethon on Wednesday.

At the same time, Ganich noted that the pilgrims are not stopped by warnings of danger from either the Israeli authorities or the Ukrainian authorities. “They believe that meeting the new year at the tomb of Tzadik Nachman guarantees them a happy, kind, cheerful and bountiful year,” he said

Last year, according to official figures, 23,000 pilgrims were registered, Ganich recalled. He noted that the official figures did not differ significantly from the actual figures – “200-300-500 people at most.”

In 2023, Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) will be celebrated from September 15 to 17.

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Uman will introduce special mode of movement in city on Jewish New Year holiday

From Monday, September 11, to Thursday, September 21, a special entry/exit regime will be introduced in Uman (Cherkasy region) in connection with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, according to the head of the regional military administration (OVA) Igor Taburets. “From September 11 to 21, a special regime of entry and exit, movement of citizens around the city will be established. The control procedure as last year,” he wrote in his Telegram channel on Tuesday.

Earlier it was reported that in the neighborhood of Uman, where the Hasidic pilgrims will live on Rosh Hashanah, will introduce several restrictions. In particular, will prohibit the sale of alcohol, the sale and use of pyrotechnics and pneumatic weapons and imitation weapons toys.

In 2023, Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) will be celebrated from September 15 to 17.


Restrictions will be imposed in Uman on Jewish New Year holiday

Several restrictions will be imposed in the microdistrict of Uman, where Hasidic pilgrims will live on Rosh Hashanah, in particular, the sale of alcohol will be prohibited, the Uman City Council reports.

As reported on the page of the City Council in Facebook, from 9 to 22 September in the neighborhood will prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages and alcohol-based substances (except for medicines approved for use and included in the State Register of medicines and disinfectants); sale and use of pyrotechnics, including salutes, fireworks, other explosives that create a noise effect, as well as the sale of pneumatic weapons and imitation toys.

The City Council notes that the restrictions are being imposed for the safe celebration of Rosh Hashanah under martial law.

In 2023, Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) will be celebrated from September 15 to 17.


Charity squash tournament Zenit Ukraine Open 2023 in Kyiv: results of the competition

On August 19-20, the capital’s SPORT LIFE fitness center became the main competition arena for squash fans from all over Ukraine and the world. The Zenit Ukraine Open 2023 charity tournament brought together more than 100 players who came from Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytskyi, Poltava, Kherson and Odesa, as well as from France, the USA, Turkey and Moldova.

The participants competed in various categories ranging from Lady B to Men A. The winners in their categories were:

Lady B category:

Anetta Siganevich
Veronika Levkivska
Yulia Yakimova

Lady A category:

Daria Vlasenko
Tatiana Stanko
Veronika Usenko

Category Men D:

Roman Popov
Anton Babushko
Stepan Kobzev

Category Men C:

Anton Skaballanovich
Kirill Leonov
Araik Sargsyan

Category Men B:

Maxim Shumelda
Rostyslav Zavinskyi
Dmytro Baluta

Category Men A:

Nikita Panov
Ruslan Petrovych
Maxim Tokar

After the sports part, the winners were awarded at the Brugge restaurant, where a charity auction and a patriotic buffet were also held. The joint efforts of the participants and the host Andriy Dzhedzhula raised over UAH 100,000. These funds will be used to support squash players and the army.

The event could not have become so bright and successful without the support of partners and sponsors:

The main fitness partner “SPORT LIFE“;

The event was organized by the Ukrainian Squash Federation;

Information partner – Interfax Ukraine news agency, Open4Business;

Official sponsor – Experts Club;

Medical partner – Adonis chain of clinics;

Partner of the award ceremony – “VILLA TINTA”;

Prizes and gifts were presented by Sport Life, Reima and Tecnifibre;

The official water of the tournament is KRAINA;

Beer for participants and guests was provided by TERMO-PAB;

All tournament guests were accommodated at FAVOR HOTEL;

The award ceremony and party were held in partnership with the BRUGGE restaurant.

The tournament confirmed that charity and sport can go hand in hand, bringing joy and helping people.


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Fifth Cheese & Wine Festival was held in Uman

The festival was held at the Forest Club Sherwood hotel and restaurant complex. The event was attended by well-known Ukrainian wineries: TM My Wine, SHABO, BOLGRAD, Cotnar, Villa Tinta, and Vladyslav Zakrevsky’s winery. Also represented were Honey Badger liqueurs and tinctures, White Church Distillery, Osnova cheese factory, Zinka TM, Kozatski Kozyrni Syry, producers of meat chips and snacks Snacks by Bandera, and others.

Interesting lectures for visitors were held at the festivals. Visitors were introduced to the world of winemaking: Liudmyla Boiko, chief technologist of the Honey Badger family enterprise; Stepan and Olha Kutsipak, owners of the Snacks by Bandera brand; Natalia Blahopoluchna, president of the All-Ukrainian Association of Winemakers and Sommeliers, head of the first Ukrainian sommelier school “Master Class”; Bogdan Panchuk, brand ambassador of Leleka Wines; Eduard Gorodetsky, founder of Tiras Winery; Natalia Burlachenko, sommelier and brand ambassador of Vinos de la Luz; Vita Oliynyk, representative of Zinka TM. The event was also attended by Ricardo Fernandez Nunez, the owner of Vinos de la Luz group of companies.

In addition to wine lectures, visitors were able to attend a master class “How to open champagne with a glass or modern sabrage” by Mykola Blagopoluchny, head of the Master Class sommelier school and director of the All-Ukrainian Association of Winemakers and Sommeliers.

The highlight of the first day of the festival was a soulful concert by Ukrainian singer PIANOBOY.

On July 30, the festival hosted a roundtable discussion on the development of winemaking and viticulture in Ukraine during the war. The participants were Ihor Vishtak, Director of the Crop Production Department of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine; Volodymyr Pechko, Head of the UKRSADVINPROM NGO; Iryna Kovaleva, Director of the V.E. Tairov Institute of Viticulture and Winemaking of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Maksym Urakin, founder of the Experts Club. Maxim Urakin, founder of the analytical center “Club of Experts”, publisher, marketing director of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency; Yegor Belov, chef-sommelier of the InterContinental Kyiv hotel, winner of the All-Ukrainian Sommelier Competition 2018; Dmytro Saprykin, brand ambassador of Alcoline and Oleg Antipin, brand ambassador of SHABO; Konstantin Tintulov, commercial director and co-owner of Vinhol Oksamytne LLC.

The roundtable was also attended by Dmytro Natalukha, a Ukrainian politician and public figure, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine of the IX convocation, lawyer, human rights activist, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the IX convocation. Member of the parliamentary faction of the Servant of the People political party. Deputy Member of the Permanent Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Co-chair of the group on interparliamentary relations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The roundtable ended with a pre-premiere screening of the movie Wounded Land. This is a documentary about the stories of Ukrainian winemakers who have suffered from Russian aggression. The film was directed and co-produced by Roman Zayats, the founder of the Heartland project.

The festival has a charitable component. Charity auctions and fundraisers were held for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The event raised UAH 142,050! The main lot of the festival – a unique wine from Vinos de La Luz with a label of Ivan Marchuk’s painting – was sold for UAH 120 thousand. The funds raised were distributed as follows:

UAH 120,000 was donated for the treatment of cancer to Serhiy Kovalenko, a veteran of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and a well-known winemaker.
UAH 22050 was donated to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Consumer tasting was held during the two days of the event. Visitors of the event chose the best wine. Wines from TM My Wine won the Consumer Choice competition.

The event was organized by Focus event.

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