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Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held for Synagogue at New York Airport

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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held here today for the International Synagogue and the adjoining Protestant and Catholic chapels to be built at New York International Airport for the nearly 12, 000, 000 passengers who pass through the airport each year.

Guest speaker at the ceremonies was New York Senator Kenneth B. Keating who told the gathering that “religion must guide our conduct in every sphere of human activity, whether to be in the way we operate our businesses or in the way we conduct the nation’s affairs. ” Other participants in the ceremony were Msgr. Francis X. FitzGibbon, chaplain of the Catholic Chapel; Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz, president of the New York Board of Rabbis; and Dr, Dan Potter, executive director of the Protestant Council of the City of New York.

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