6 Facts About Berel Lazar

1. In 2002, Berel Lazar was elected the Chairman of the Rabbinical Council of the World Congress of Russian Jewry.

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2. On May 29, 2000 Berel Lazar became a citizen of Russia, while retaining his US citizenship.

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3. In early 1990s Berel Lazar participated in activity of Congress of the Jewish Religious Organizations and Associations in Russia, was an active participant of founding congress of Russian Jewish Congress in 1996 and even was a member of RJC Presidium.

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4. In 1992, Berel Lazar was appointed chairman of the Rabbinical Alliance of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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5. In 1992 Berel Lazar became acquainted with Israeli diamantaire Lev Leviev, who introduced him to Russian businessmen Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich.

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6. In September 2005 Berel Lazar became a member of the Public Chamber of Russia.

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