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Connecticut Jewish Center Wins Right to Function in Swank Area

The Norwalk Jewish Center was sustained today by the Supreme Court of Errors in its right to operate as a community center in a swank residential area. The higher court ruled unanimously in support of a decision by Superior Judge J. Howard Roberts who ruled that the use of the former Matthew Brush estate in the area was not in conflict with Norwalk zoning laws.

The ruling by Judge Roberts was appealed by Eugene L. Garbaty, whose home is on one of the borders of the 11 acres of the Jewish Center. He and other residents brought the original suit against the center, asking for an injunction to bar its activities. Judge Roberts issued a regulatory ruling specifying some of the uses of the land but he held that the use of the former estate for a community center was in conformity with the Norwalk zoning law. Mr. Garbaty appealed this phase of the ruling.