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Stockholm Jewish Community Now Has Two American Rabbis

The 8,000-member Jewish community here now has two American rabbis with the appointment of Arthur Lavinsky of New York City. The Chief Rabbi is Morton Narrowe, from Philadelphia, who has served the congregation since 1965. He leads the Conservative services at the Great Synagogue on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Lavinsky will concentrate on the youth, college age and young married people of the community. A graduate of the Theological Seminary of America, where he was president of the student body, he was also in the U.S. Naval Ensign Program. His father is a retired cantor who now lives in Monroe, N. Y.

The Grand Synagogue has become known to increasing numbers of American visitors. Both the sanctuary and the community building houses a wide range of activities and holds important memorabilia. Kosher lunches are served there daily between 12 and 1 p.m. and the Jewish Student Organization sponsors a regular Wednesday evening program in English for tourists.

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