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Official Recognition to Judaism at State Occasions Given in Canada

February 16, 1966
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Governor-General Georges Vanier of Canada has accepted a Canadian Jewish Congress suggestion that Judaism be given official recognition at state occasions and designated Rabbi S. M. Zambrowsky of Montreal to represent the Jewish religion at such occasions. Rabbi Zambrowsky is chairman of the CJC religious affairs committee.

The Governor-General indicated he had always wished “to recognise the Jewish faith at the State Dinner and at other official functions” in his residence but that this had been complicated “by the difficulty in finding a single representative satisfactory to all segments of the Jewish community. “

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