BUCHAREST (Dec. 30)
The Chanukah marathon ended in Rumania last week. Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen, accompanied by several hundred Jewish youngsters, boys and girls, visited 27 communities, from the capital to the smallest of towns, during the 10 day celebration of the Festival of Lights.
In each place, the entire Jewish population participated. Youth orchestras and choirs performed Hebrew and Yiddish songs. Rosen, in his speeches, expressed gratitude to the Rumanian government for allowing Jews complete religious and cultural freedom and the right to emigrate for those who wish to join their families in Israel.
At a dozen communities, the Chief Rabbi was accompanied by 10 American rabbis representing the Rabbinical Council of the United Jewish Appeal. The leaders of the mission, Rabbi Stanley Rabbinowitz of Washington, D.C., and Rabbi Wolf Kelman of New York, praised Rosen for his leadership of a vital Jewish community in Rumania and thanked the Rumanian government for its humanitarian approach to Jewish problems.