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Kosher Kitchen Set Up for Jewish Athletes at Melbourne Olympic Games

October 12, 1956
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A comprehensive plan of kosher catering for all Jewish athletes participating in next month’s Olympic games here has been set up under the supervision of the Melbourne Beth Din. A special kitchen has been installed in “Heidelberg Village,” where all the athletes will be quartered for the duration of the games. The kitchen will be supervised by the Beth Din with the cooperation of the Olympic housing and catering committee.

The menu, which has been worked out by Olympic culinary experts, will include many traditional Jewish foods and special attention will be given to traditional aspects of Sabbath meals. The plan was originally set up at the request of Olympic authorities in Israel–which is sending an all-Jewish team–but the facilities will also be available for Jewish athletes from other countries who desire to make use of it.

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