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2,000 Students Demonstrate in New York for Rights of Soviet Jewry

More than 2,000 students and faculty members of all faiths and representing a number of institutions of higher learning in the New York area braved the threat of rain this evening to take part in a “Torchlight Procession for Soviet Jewry” sponsored by the Columbia University Committee on Soviet Jewry on the Columbia campus. The procession marked the start of a “campaign of concern” for the Jews of the USSR which was launched by the sounding of the shofar.

Among the institutions and organizations whose students, faculty or members participated in the procession were: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Union Theological Seminary, General Theological Seminary, Yeshiva University, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, City University, New York University, Hunter College, Queens College, Yavneh, the National Religious Jewish Students Association and the Student Zionist Organization.