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United Hias President Invited to Study Jewish Life in Rumania

Dr. Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Rumania, who is now on a visit to the United States, today invited Murray Gurfein, United Hias Service president, to visit Rumania and study Jewish life there.

The Chief Rabbi, who has extended a similar invitation to other American Jewish organizations during his visit, was the guest at a luncheon tendered by United Hias leaders, including Mr. Gurfein, associate board chairmen Carlos L. Israel’s and Ben Touster, treasurer Harold Friedman, executive director Gaynor Jacobson, and comptroller Harry M. Friedman.

Chief Rabbi Rosen, who sits in the Rumanian Parliament as representative of Rumania’s 100,000 Jews, told the Hias leaders that Rumanian Jews had “full religious and cultural rights,” maintained many synagogues and religious schools and published a Hebrew newspaper “that is well-read and widely circulated.”