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Rabbis Throughout Country to Commemorate Babi Yar 30th Anniversary

The New York Board of Rabbis and representatives of Boards of Rabbis throughout the country, will commemorate on Sept. 1 the 30th anniversary of the Nazi massacre of 100,000 Jews in Babi Yar, a ravine on the outskirts of Kiev. Russia. The event will take place in front on the Park East Synagogue across the street from the Soviet Mission to the United Nations, it was announced today by Rabbi Harold I. Saperstein, president of the Board and by Rabbi Alvin M. Poplack, chairman of the Board’s Soviet Jewry Committee, who will preside at the gathering. This commemoration is the beginning of an action program for Soviet Jewry to be carried out by synagogues all over the United States during the forthcoming High Holy Days.