(September 23, 2019 / JNS) The United Arab Emirates will begin constructing its first synagogue in the next several months.
It is scheduled to be completed in 2022 as part of a multifaith complex called the Abrahamic Family House in the capital of Abu Dhabi, reported Reuters.
A small group of Jews who live in the capital reportedly meet for worship in a private residence.
The UAE currently does not have diplomatic relations with the State of Israel.
In May, the Anti-Defamation League announced New York University chaplain Rabbi Yehuda Sarna as the first chief rabbi of the Jewish community in the UAE.
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