WINNIPEG (May. 10)
The rising Red River, which has flooded the greater part of this city, has also brought to a standstill all organized Jewish activity.
A celebration marking Israel’s second anniversary, scheduled for May 9, was called off, as were other functions due to be addressed by the Consul General of Israel, The United Jewish Appeal and Histadrut campaigns have been brought to a standstill, since their headquarters are unapproachable.
The new Shaare Zadek Synagogue, built at a cost of nearly $1,000,000, is now surrounded by 40,000 sandbags, but may have to be evacuated due to rising waters in the vicinity.