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  Shvat 27, 5778 , 12/02/18

Chabad to give Iceland its first permanent rabbi

Rabbi Avi Feldman, his wife Mushky and their two young daughters will be flying to Reykjavík later this year in order to establish the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center of Iceland.

The center will be Iceland’s first institutional Jewish presence, Rabbi Feldman will be the country’s first permanent rabbi, and aside from congregations formed by British and American troops during World War II, theirs will be the first synagogue in Iceland’s 1,000-plus years of history. Until now, Reykjavík also had the distinction of being the last major European capital without a synagogue or a rabbi.

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