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Chabad mourns jet crash victim

June 3, 2009

A London Chabad Rabbi said his community was “in grief and shock” over news that an active member of the French Chabad community was among the 228 passengers feared dead following the Air France flight that crashed en route from Rio to Paris on Sunday night. Another French Jew was also feared dead.

An American strictly Orthodox website, VIN News, has carried a report saying that Serge (Shlomo) Anidjar, 40, a resident of Boulogne-Billancourt , in France , was on his way back home after spending three days in Brazil on a business trip.

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Chabad member aboard Air France crash jet

By Leon Symons, June 2, 2009

The missing Air France flight that left Rio de Janeiro but is feared to have crashed en route for Paris had at least one Jewish passenger on board.

An American strictly Orthodox website, VIN News, has carried a report saying that Serge (Shlomo) Anidjar, 40, a resident of Boulogne-Billancourt, in France, was on his way back home after spending three days in Brazil on a business trip.

The report said Mr. Anidjar was an active member of the Chabad Jewish community and has a wife and three children, the oldest of whom is 12, who attend local Jewish schools.

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