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Maryland Congregation Gets Authorization to Continue Use of Building

The Prince George’s County Commissioners have reversed an earlier decision and will permit the Jewish Congregation of Laurel to continue use of a building in a residential section there as a synagogue. Previously, the commissioners had denied use of the edifice for synagogue purposes and had given the congregation 90 days to find a new meeting place. The action was taken because the congregation could not provide parking space to satisfy zoning regulation requirements.

In reversing their decision, the commissioners acted on a compromise arrangement proposed by a local property-owner’s association and accepted by the congregation.