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AJC Sends $2,000 to Hungary to Aid in Restoration of Budapest Synagogue

The American Jewish Committee today sent a contribution of $2,000 to the Hungarian Jewish community to aid in the restoration of the Dohany Street Synagogue, the renowned Jewish house of worship in Budapest.

The AJC contribution was sent by Alfred Moses of Washington, D.C., chairman of the AJC’s national executive council, to Imre Haber, president of the Central Board of Hungarian Jews, and to Dr. Ilona Seifert, its executive secretary.

Last February, Moses, a prominent attorney, headed a delegation of AJC leaders who visited Hungary on a fraternal mission to the leadership of the Hungarian Jewish community. Members of that mission joined in making this contribution to the Budapest synagogue. During that visit, the AJC delegation also met with Hungarian government, political and cultural leaders as well as with key leaders of the Protestant and Roman Catholic communities.