From The Jewish Daily Forward >>
The Jewish community of Budapest has announced plans to build a new synagogue for the first time in 80 years.
The foundation stone for the new synagogue in Budapest’s Csepel district is scheduled to be laid in a ceremony on Sunday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, attended by leaders of Hungary’s Jewish community and senior government officials.
“It attests as to the vitality of the Jewish community,” read an announcement about the event, on the website of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, or Mazsihisz – a body representing many of the organizations that belong to Hungary’s Jewish community of approximately 90,000.
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