Phila. Jewish Community Elects
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Phila. Jewish Community Elects

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At a meeting of representatives of more than thirty synagogues and organizations, Rabbi Mordecai Barishansky, was unanimously elected Rabbi of the newly established Jewish Community of Philadelphia, known as Adas Israel.

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