Two Jewish organizational leaders asked Montenegro's president to help the Balkan country's small Jewish community build a synagogue.

The issue was raised during a visit to Montenegro by Vadim Rabinovich and Joel Rubinfeld, both chairmen of the recently established European Jewish Parliament. Montenegro, an area of the former Yugoslavia that became independent in 2006 and has about 660,000 residents, has a Jewish population of a few dozen, according to the EJP. A 2007 Montenegrin statistical study of the country's population found 12 Jews.

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