LONDON (Aug. 9)
The calendar of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Rumania– which also bears the Hebrew title “Luah” for 5734 – has just appeared. In addition to the routine material, the diary also includes a list of Jewish laws and customs relating to the various periods of the year and covering all festivals, as well as days of rejoicing and mourning which are not days of rest.
The statistical columns of the diary record, that there are at present 68 Jewish communities in Rumania based in 27 towns. Some of the towns thus have more than one community, which is a group of Jews centered around a house of prayer. On the other hand, some religious communities run more than one synagogue. The total number of synagogues in the country is 153.
The Federation of Jewish Communities is also engaged in comprehensive welfare work. The welfare program is a joint enterprise of the American Joint Distribution Committee and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Rumania. The diary, like most Rumanian Jewish publications, appears in three languages: Hebrew, Yiddish and Rumanian.