The Azerbaijani community in Houston, the Embassy of Azerbaijan in the US, the Azerbaijan-Israel International Association (AZIZ) and the US Congress representatives, visited the Jewish community’s largest religious temple in Houston – Congregation Beth Yeshurun Synagogue. They familiarized themselves with the restoration work in the synagogue which was damaged last year as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
The Azerbaijani delegation was welcomed by the leadership of the Congregation Beth Yeshurun, director of the American Jewish Committee in Houston and other members of the local Jewish community, the Azerbaijani Embassy in the US told APA.
The Head of the Houston-Baku Sister City Association and the Azerbaijani Cultural Center in Houston, Irada Akhundova provided financial aid for the restoration of the synagogue at the event organized for this purpose. She underlined that Azerbaijan never forgets its friends.
Expressing gratitude for the financial aid, Rabbi David Rosen praised rich multiculturalism traditions of Azerbaijan which has never had anti-Semitism, and thanked Azerbaijan for being a close partner of the US and Israel.
Advisor at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in the US, Vugar Gurbanov noted that the Jewish community is an integral part of the Azerbaijani society, and that both nations support each other in difficult and happy times.
Lev Spivak, director general of the Israel-Azerbaijan International Association spoke about tolerance and multiculturalism traditions in Azerbaijan, and the work done to strengthen friendship between Israel and Azerbaijan.
After that, representatives of the Azerbaijani and Jewish communities exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.