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Tokyo Jewish Community Dedicates New Synagogue, Other Community Facilities

The Jewish Community of Tokyo dedicated a new synagogue yesterday and accepted a new Sefer Torah from Israel given by its president, Shoul N. Eisenberg. Services in the 160-family synagogue were conducted by Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, formerly of New York, and Cantor Harold Plonchak, formerly of Philadelphia. Also dedicated were a new library, dining room, recreation room, youth lounge and classrooms. The synagogue has a Star of David embedded in the ceiling, an ark of marble with the symbols of the 12 tribes on each side, and seats 175 people.