A conference setting up a Eurasian Council of Rabbis opened in Alma-Ata on October 21st.
Taking part in the forum at the invitation of the Eurasian Jewish Congress and the chief rabbi of the republic are 27 heads of Jewish communities, rabbis, representatives of the Judaic confession from 15 countries of Europe, Asia, the Asia-Pacific region, CIS and the Baltic states.
It is expected that the Eurasian Council of Rabbis will unite Jewish communities of 17 European and Asian states to consolidate ties between Jewish people living there.
The press-centre of the Jewish Centre of Kazakhstan reports that on October 21st the high-ranking guests will meet the leaders of the city and the Jewish community in the central synagogue of the republic.
On Tuesday, the delegation will depart for Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, where it is expected to be met by President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other high-ranking personalities. There the conference will continue its work, and on October 23rd it will hold its concluding stage in Jerusalem.
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