Rotterdam Jewish Population Rises

The first president of the Judeans, a society organized in New York in 1897, was H### M. Leipziger.

A population increase of 673 Jews during 1933 is noted in the annual report of the Jewish Congregation of Rotterdam. This rise is attributed to the settlement of German Jewish refugees.

The present population of the town is now 12,993 making it the third Jewish community in the country. Formerly the second largest, it lost its place despite a population gain, because the Ashkenaz Jewish community of The Hague has had a larger settlement of refugees and now has a Jewish population of over 13,000.

Because of the tendency of the Jewish population of the community to move to the outskirts of the city, the Board of the Rotterdam Jewish Community has announced the intention of building one or more synagogues in outlying districts of the city.

The first president of the Judeans, a society organized in New York in 1897, was H### M. Leipziger.

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