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Argentine Government to Recognize Conservative Rabbinical Seminary

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The new Argentine Government will give official recognition to a rabbinical seminary recently opened under Conservative auspices in Buenos Aires, Charles Rosengarten, of Waterbury, Conn., chairman of the World Council of Synagogues, told a press conference here today.

He said he had been given that assurance in talks with Dr. Noguerol Armengol, the new Argentine Under Secretary of Cults. The American Conservative leader said that there was only one rabbi for each 35,000 Jews in Buenos Aires and that it was the hope of the World Council that the seminary would encourage young Jews to enter the rabbinate.

The Council opened an office in Buenos Aires three years ago headed by Rabbi Marshall Meyer to translate into Spanish prayer books and teaching material for Conservative rituals.

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