Chief Rabbi of Russia meets with New York's Russian Jewish Community
Over 500 Russian Jews gathered at the FREE Center of Brighton Beach to meet with Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia. Rabbi Lazar updated the group on the current state of affairs for Jews in Russia and held an informative question and answer session which enabled participants to delve more deeply into issues of interest. Among the varied topics discussed was the newly formed World Congress of Russian Jewry.
Rabbi Lazar described its initial structure, multifaceted purposes, departments and functions. He also explained how the new entity intends to work in synchronicity with existing Jewish organizations throughout the world, particularly those within the United States.