Jewish school in Russia cited for excluding non-Jews


(JTA) — A Jewish school in Russia was cited for excluding students whose mothers are not Jewish.

Prosecutors in St. Petersburg warned the Menakhen School that it violated the law by requiring the students to prove that their mothers are Jewish, according to a report last week in the Regnum news agency reported by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union.

According to the report, the school "voluntarily" changed its policy after receiving the warning.

The far-right Movement Against Illegal Immigration initiated the complaint that started the investigation into the school, according to a report by the Sova Center.

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