NEW YORK (Sep. 28)
Rabbi Arthur Schneier of Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue and president of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, was advised that Moshe Tandaitnik, 58, stepped down as president of the Moscow Central Synagogue due to ill health and is presently in a sanitorium. Ephraim Kaplun, 81-year-old past president, and Schulim Kleinman. 65, who has served as cantor, have been designated as the new leaders of the synagogue. Rabbi Jacob Fishman, who recently underwent surgery for the removal of a benign tumor after weeks of hospitalization, returned to the synagogue and officiated at Rosh Hashanah services, Schneier reported.