(FJC.ru) The Jewish community of Omsk, Russia, wrapped up a summer retreat for first through fifth graders in the west Siberian city. Run by Omsk’s Ohr Avner Chabad Day School, the weekend camp focused on acquainting attendees with Jewish traditions, in addition to the standard fun-filled fare of other summer programs.

Held at the Rassvet resort, the seventh-annual project featured rousing Shabbat celebrations as well as outings on the other days. The camp was coordinated by school teachers Oksana Tsherbak and Rochel Krichevsky, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary. Omsk Chief Rabbi Osher Krichevsky also took part in the retreat, which was sponsored by the Ohr Avner Foundation headed by Federation of Jewish Communities president Lev Leviev.

“Apart from helping these pupils to relax, this camp helped to bring kids closer to their heritage and Jewish culture,” said Irina Shpakina, director of the Ohr Avner school.

The 10,000-strong Jewish community of Omsk is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.