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Moscow to Send Two More Rabbinic Students to Budapest

Two students from the Soviet Union will begin their studies at the Rabbinic Seminary in Budapest next semester, according to Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and senior rabbi at Park East Synagogue, who recently returned from an official visit to the Soviet Union. Schneier led a three-man delegation to Moscow and met with Vladimir Fitsev, Deputy Chairman of the Council on Religious Affairs of the USSR.

Several years ago, the Appeal of Conscience Foundation decided to do something about the shortage of religious leadership for Russian Jews, and in 1974 reached an agreement with the Soviet government to allow Soviet Jews to study at the Budapest Rabbinic Seminary.