Synagogue Council Accepts Germany’s Invitation; Sends President

The Synagogue Council of America today announced that its president, Rabbi Norman Salit, will join a delegation of nine American religious leaders invited by the Bonn Government to visit West Germany. He will be the first rabbi to visit Germany on an official German Government invitation since the pre-Hitler years.

Dr. Salit said he had been assured of complete freedom to visit all parts of West Germany, including West Berlin, and that he hoped it would be possible for him to make a comprehensive survey of the state of religious and communal life of Jews in West Germany. He will be the special guest of the Central Council of German Jews, which will help him plan his itinerary.

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