INNA ROGATCHI DONATES COLLECTION OF HER ART PHOTOGRAPHY WORKS TO THE HOUSE FOR ELDERLY IN UKRAINE
Inna Rogatchi has donated a collection of 24 pieces of her art photography work to the Beit Baruch home for elderly people of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community in Ukraine.
From the left: Beila Zak and Malvina Ruvinskaya are holding Inna Rogatchi’s work on Dnepropetrovsk, Red Balcony, at the donation’s opening ceremony. Red Balcony features the house where Inna’s husband’s, Michael Rogatchi’s mother Maja Reiss-Rogatchi was living after her return to her native town after more than three decades of exile in Kazakhstan.
The works in this collection had been previously exhibited at the European Parliament. For the exhibition in Ukraine, Inna modified her well-known The Route series making The Family Edition of it. The Family Edition is dedicated to the families of Inna and Michael Rogatchi, Buyanover-Chigrinsky-Pinsky-Elovich and Reiss-Litowsky-Rogatchi who were living in Dnepropetrovsk in the beginning of and throughout the XX century, and to the Schneerson family of the Lubavitcher Rebbe who also were living in the same city. Moreover, both Reiss-Litowsky-Rogatchi and the Scheersons, the parents of the Rebbe, were exiled to Kazakhstan at the same time, and this important moment is featured in the Family Edition of The Route collection.
The leaderhip of the Beit Baruch home and representative of the Chief Rabbi are getting familiar with the exhibited works of Inna Rogatchi’s donation at the home for the elderly in Dnepropetrovsk. June 2015.
Inna Rogatchi has made her donation of 24 art works in memory of her father Isaac Buyanover, who had been a well-known engineer and inventor, and also a keen and advanced photographer. The donation of The Route collection to the Beit Baruch home for the elderly has added to the previous donation by Inna and Michael Rogatchi of the outstanding Buyanover family library to the same institution in memory of Inna’s mother, prolific and legendary teacher Anna Buyanover. Previously, The Rogatchi Foundation has supported the Beit Baruch home with sport and medical equipment, as well.
“I am very glad for the joint donation to this exemplary home for the elderly, which Beit Baruch in Dnepropetrovsk is, and will continue the joint memory of my parents, who were very heartfelt people always helping others during all of their far from being easy lives. I do believe that it is the best place possible for my special Family Edition of The Route, and am very glad that the memory of my parents will be living in that special place. I also am delighted to see my work in the synagogue, it means a lot to me” ,- said Inna Rogatchi.
Inna Rogatchi’s art works at the Beit Baruch Synagogue and Recreaction Area, Dnepropetrovsk.
The inhabitants of the Beit Baruch home received the donation enthusiastically. They especially liked the works that feature places in their own city, which they were so happy to recognise and to tell their stories connected with them. They also were very glad to have artistic pictures in almost all of their home’s premises.
“We are delighted that Inna and Michael Rogatchi chose our Beit Baruch home as the home for their outstanding art works. The well-known energy of the Rogatchis, their inner light is enlightening now almost all of the premises here: our synagogue, recreation space, winter garden and the passage. I am absolutely sure that their works will be bringing many positive emotions to the people who are living here, thus adding to their health and well-being”, – said Malvina Ruvinskaja, Director of the Beit Baruch home for the elderly, at the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the donated works.
The art work from Inna Roagatchi’s The Route. Family Edition collection at the Beit Baruch home for the elderly in Dnepropetrovsk.
Beila Zak, assistant to Chief Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetski, has emphasised at the ceremony: “We know that Inna’s parents, Isaac and Anna Buyanover, were wonderful people and that they did very much for our city. We are very happy that their daughter is continuing the deeds of her parents and predecessors. We are really proud of such fellow countrymen as Inna and Michael Rogatchi. They are glorifying Jewish people world-wide, and thanks to them, the world is really getting better”.
Inna and Michael Rogatchi and The Rogatchi Foundation express their cordial gratitude to the Chief Rabbi of the Dnepropetrovsk Shmuel Kaminetski, his assistent Beila Zak, Director of the Beit Baruch home for the elderly, Malvina Ruvinskaja, and all their colleagues who participated with such diligence and solidarity in facilitating this important donation.