Moscow (Sep. 23)
So large attendance at High Holyday services is expected in Soviet Russia that there will not be sufficient facilities to accommodate the worshippers, it is feared.
While in previous years, it was possible to rent premises for temporary synagogues, such premises are not available this year.
In Moscow where there are four synagogues, only 3,000 worshippers can be accommodated.
Old and new Jewish cemeteries are being converted into synagogues, as are a number of private homes. Even these measures are not regarded as sufficient to meet the need.