Because of the local government's refusal to sign an agreement with us for accepting Ukrainian refugees, we've decided (with the donors' approval) to forward the gathered supplies to Ukrainians in need. A giveaway of food items, adult&children clothing, toys and hygiene items, is taking place every day from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in our Temple.
Our temple hosted a beautiful, colorful and joyous celebration of DIWALI - festival of lights. The event was attended by around 200 people. For many of them this was their first contact with the Hindu culture. The performances of Indian dance and yoga met with tumultuous applause. After the cultural programs, meals from Indian cuisine were served. At the end, firerworks were displayed.