Maya Serebryanaya and Valeriy Utvenko dancing at the Halom JCC in Kiev, August 2017. (Courtesy of Halom)
KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Less than a year after it opened, this city’s American-style Jewish community center celebrated the first wedding by a couple who met here: a 68-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man who fell in love during dancing class.
Maya Serebryanaya and Valeriy Utvenko registered at City Hall as husband and wife earlier this month after meeting several months ago at Halom, the community center that opened in November in downtown Kiev with funding from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, or JDC.
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