Buffalo Sabbath Observers May Open Shops Sunday
Menu JTA Search

Buffalo Sabbath Observers May Open Shops Sunday

Download PDF for this date

Through the efforts of the Buffalo Council of Rabbis, Mayor Charles E. Roesch and Police Commissioner Austin J. Roche have granted permission to Jewish shopkeepers, who observe the Sabbath and keep their businesses closed on Saturday, to keep open on Sunday and serve their customers. This arrangement was effected after a personal interview between Mayor Roesch, Commissioner Roche and the Council of Rabbis.

The action was prompted by the revival of an old city ordinance forbidding shopkeepers from opening on Sunday and by the fining of several Jewish storekeepers for keeping their stores open on Sunday.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund