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February 28, 2012 8:28 am

Jewish Agency to Provide $1 Million in Aid to Greek Jews for Euro Financial Crisis

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Parthenon in Athens, where 3,500 of Greece's 5,000 Jews live. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – The Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, which will convene this week in Jerusalem with the participation of community leaders and representatives from around the world, will grant emergency aid to the Jewish community in Greece to meet the immediate needs raised by the economic crisis that has struck the country.

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky convened an urgent meeting earlier this week of the agency’s executive, during which it decided to grant aid totaling about NIS 4 million over two years to provide for the continued activities of communal Jewish institutions, including programs to strengthen the community’s relationship with Israel and special tracks for those who choose to make aliya to Israel.

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