Bukharian Jews Plan New Community Center

March 11, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On March 11, 2001, The New York Times reported on plans to build a new Bukharian Jewish Community Center in New York to replace the one that was torn down three years ago. The previous center had been "a hub for more than 40,000 Bukharian Jews, who live mostly in Forest Hills and Rego Park." Bukharians want the center to help them preserve their 2,500-year-old culture. "The [new] structure will house a synagogue, social-service office, theater, social club, space for an after-school program and [a Bukharian] museum."