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Jews Seek Court Action on Ban to Purchase Plot for Synagogue

The Community Synagogue of suburban Sands Point, Long Island, instituted action this week-end asking the State Supreme Court to upset a village ordinance passed two months ago which would prohibit the congregation from purchasing a piece of property in the village for use as a house of worship.

The village board passed the ordinance on August 17, twelve days after the Community Synagogue had contracted to purchase a specific piece of property for religious use. The ordinance set various specifications which the building and parking facilities on the property could not meet and also decided that the use of the property for religious purposes was a matter of “privilege” dependent upon the village’s approval.

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