Shabat in Daugavpils 5771

For the first time in many years, an authentic traditional Shabbat, the sacred and festive day Jews celebrate every Saturday, took place in Daugavpils. Five young cantors from the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute, under the skilled tutelage and artful direction of Naftali Hershtik, and guests from Riga performed. Shabbat begins at 19:00 on Friday. All day Saturday, prayers and Torah reading resounded in the synagogue while the young Israeli cantors performed folk melodies at meal and break times.