Russian Group Arriving

When a group of 18 private Soviet citizens, traveling as tourists and including a number of Jews, arrives at Kennedy Airport tonight, they will be met by a delegation of Jews active on behalf of Soviet Jewry. Miss Margy-Ruth Greenbaum of the New York Conference on Soviet Jewry and spokesman for the delegation, will attempt to present two of the Jewish tourists, Col. Gen, David Dragunsky, the highest ranking Jewish officer in the Soviet Army, and Samuel Zivs, chairman of the Soviet Bar Association, with a letter inviting them to visit American Jewish educational, cultural and religious institutions “because such an array of Jewish institutions is not available to Jewish citizens of the USSR.”

The letter, signed by Richard Maass, chairman of the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry, and Rabbi Gilbert Klaperman, chairman of the New York Conference on Soviet Jewry, states “We are eager for you to see for yourselves the richness and variety of our flourishing Jewish life in New York and across the country. We believe you and the other Jewish tour members will find these institutions to be of particular interest. The USSR has no Jewish schools, no Jewish rabbinical seminaries, no Jewish theatre, no Jewish newspapers, no Jewish publishing house.”

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