SANTIAGO (Sep. 23)
Three top-ranking government ministers visited the main synagogue here during Yom Kippur services to convey the good wishes of President Augusto Pinochet to the Jewish community on the occasion of the High Holy Days. Prime Minister Cesar Benavides, Defense Minister Harman Brady and Health Minister Francisco Herrera were received at the synagogue by Dr. Gil Sinay, president of the Chilean Jewish Community, and Chief Rabbi Angel Kreiman.
The guests praised the Jewish community for its contributions to the reconstruction of Chile’s economy and said they were pleased to be in the temple on the most sacred day of the Jewish year. Dr. Sinay expressed the Jewish community’s satisfaction with the government’s policy of complete religious freedom for all creeds. The Sephardic Temple was visited on Yom Kippur by Gen. Cesar Mendoza who brought greetings from the government.