5-day Vigil for Slain Athletes

A five-day vigil for the 11 Israeli athletes killed in Munich last week began today at the Brotherhood in Action Mall here. The vigil is being conducted by the Metropolitan area councils of B’nai B’rith District 1. Each day during the noon hour one of the councils will stage a silent march of mourning, culminated by the lighting of the memorial candles and the recitation of the kaddish, B’nai B’rith reported. The candles will then be carried to B’nai B’rith headquarters, where they will burn for 24 hours.

B’nai B’rith also announced that its youth organization, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, with name 11 new chapters after the dead Munich athletes. The first chapter, in Potomac, Md., will bear the name of Moshe Weinberg, the Israeli wrestling coach who was the first to be slain by the terrorists.

A chapter in Shaker Heights, Ohio will memorialize weight-lifter David Berger, who was born in Shaker Heights. Other chapters are being organized in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Long Island, Youngstown, Ohio, Flint, Mich. and two in Montreal.

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