Fearing bankruptcy, Greek Jews ask brethren for help

25.10.2011                      27.Tischrei. 5772

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Fearing bankruptcy, Greek Jews ask brethren for help

Potential overseas donors insist on transparency and cutbacks, mirroring the relationship between Greece's government and int'l institutions.

The Jewish community of Greece might be unable to pay its bills by 2013 unless it receives aid from Jewish organizations abroad, local leaders have told The Jerusalem Post over the past few weeks.
Benjamin Albelas, the president of the Jewish community of Athens, said his organization has been hard hit by the deep recession afflicting the European nation and won't be able to meet its financial commitments a year and a half from now in the current conditions….