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First Jewish Community is Being Established in Iceland, Jwb Reports

November 9, 1941
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With the arrival of British and American troops in Iceland, a Jewish community is springing up there for the first time in the history of the Island, the Jewish Welfare Board reported today. The country’s first Bar Mitzvah for a Jewish boy took place recently and its first synagogue has been opened by the Jewish soldiers. Two refugee families make up the civilian community. To assist the Jewish soldiers in their religious services, a shipment of JWB prayer kits has been sent to the American forces in Iceland.

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