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Russia’s Jews Rediscover Roots

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/lifestyle/article/russias_jews_rediscover_roots_20021227

Roughly 175,000 Jewish elderly in Russia are now served by the 88 Heseds across the former Soviet Union. These centers, run by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), account for about one-half of all Jewish social and welfare organizations in the former Soviet Union.

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