Women of different faiths meet at the Moscow Easter marathon

Women of different faiths meet at the Moscow Easter marathon
Traditional Muslim hair coverings and outfits from Russian designers were shown at the party.

A meeting of the Women’s Interfaith Club took place at the Moscow Jewish Community Centre on 2 April. The event was held as part of the Moscow Easter marathon.

Israeli saxophone player Yuri Gershanov, Kristina Yavorskaya, who has won Russian and international contests, and Signon studio singers performed for the party guests. Poet Yelena Snisarenko, known by her pen-name, Lyolya Rossinina, recited her poems.

During the meeting, members of the Muslim Women’s Club at the Moscow Muftiyat's Spiritual Board of the Muslims of Moscow and the Central Region showed traditional hair coverings and shared the secrets of tying scarves. In addition, there was a fashion show of exclusive outfits from Russian designers. The Moscow Jewish Community Centre was founded in 1994. It holds various events: for families, children, teenagers, senior citizens and disabled people. Visitors can attend creative workshops (pottery, clay modelling, drawing and patchwork), as well as musical, theatrical, sports and dancing groups. About 700 people attend them a week. 

On 30 March, the fourth Moscow inter-faith Easter marathon, Festival Traditions, Flavour and Music, formally opened at the Memorial Synagogue on Poklonnaya Gora. The marathon programme includes lectures on customs and traditions of Passover and Easter, film clubs, workshops in cooking Easter dishes, concerts, exhibitions and tours that will last until 14 May.