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California Jewish Communtty Opens Fight on Released-time Method for Religious Study

The Bay Cities Jewish Community Council’s first public presentation of its fight against the practice of releasing children from Santa Monica schools to attend religious classes took place here. Support of the Council’s position came from the Rev. Howard G. Matson, of the All Souls Unitarian Church, and others.

“The Bay Cities Star,” published by the Council, declared: “While objections wre lodged as to the effect upon minorities of the use of the classroom to emphasize differences, the major attack was levelled at the total question of the invasion of public education by sectarian groups, invalidating the historic and democratic separation of church and state.”

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