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Special Prayers Held for Syrian Jews

Special prayer services for the salvation of 4,000 Jews still in Syria were held yesterday in all Montreal synagogues. The services and advertisements in all local dailies were part of a campaign organized by Rabbi Morris Halpern, president of the Jewish Board of Rabbis of Greater Montreal, to alert the Canadian public to the plight of Jews in Syria. The Canadian Jewish Congress and the Board of Jewish Ministers, representing the Conservative, Orthodox and Reform branches, indicated today that they will make new representations to the Canadian government to intervene with Syrian authorities to permit Jews to emigrate from that country and to release Syrian Jews held in prison.