NEW YORK (Jul. 20)
More than 150 refugee rabbis have been placed throughout the United States by the National Committee on Refugee Service, according to a statement by Albert Abrahamson, executive director of the NRS, made public today. These are in addition to numerous cantors, religious teachers, and schochtim, who have been able to continue work in their own fields in this country through the efforts of the committee.
Mostly the rabbis have gone to small communities, where there had never been a rabbi before–places too rural and too small to interest American-trained men–and where the people welcomed the opportunity to hold services and have their children taught by able religious leaders.