Azerbaijani President, Israeli Dignitaries, Inaugurate New Jewish School

A moderate Muslim country and neighbor to Iran, Baku, Azerbaijan will now be home to a new campus in the Ohr

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Avner school system in the Former Soviet Union.

Some 200 people, including Azerbaijani President Ilhem Aliyev, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, President of the American Jewish Congress Jack Rosen and President of the CIS Federation of Jewish Communities Lev Leviev participated Monday in the inauguration of the $10 million campus. The new facility will serve 450 students currently enrolled at the school, and will also include a Jewish community center and a sports facility for the country’s 12,000 Jews.


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