NEWS STORY: First black elected Conservative Jewish synagogue leader

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c. 1997 Religion News Service ARLINGTON, Va. _ Rodney Sampson does not think of himself as a bridge, but he knows others invariably will. Sampson, 34, is an African-American Jew, a relatively rare identity given the European heritage of the overwhelming majority of U.S. Jews. As the new president of Arlington-Fairfax Jewish Congregation, he is […]

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