First Jewish School in Serbia in 50 Years
from Chabad.org News:
First Jewish Preschool in Half Century Opens in Serbia
After 50 years without organized Jewish educational options, parents in the Serbian capital of Belgrade are ecstatic following this summer’s grand opening of a preschool by the country’s resident Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries.
… “The Jewish community of Belgrade suffered a terrible loss after the Holocaust,” explains Davor Salom, an early supporter of the institution who puts the preschool in its historical context. “After the war, Jewish kids were educated in a preschool opened by the only remaining synagogue in Belgrade. It was run mostly by Holocaust survivors, but it was shut down due to low attendance.”
For more than 50 years, the problem of a preschool remained unresolved, largely due to lacks of funding and enthusiasm. But when Rabbi Yehoshua and Miri Kaminetzky opened their Chabad House, things began to change.