NEW YORK (May. 31)
The rabbinical advisor to the Radical Jewish Union at Columbia University said yesterday, following his second arrest on charges of disrupting services at Temple Emanu-El Friday, that the RJU planned a fourth visit to the Reform synagogue next Friday. Rabbi A. Bruce Goldman and Anne Rosen, a Barnard University graduate, were arrested after they had led a group of 30 RJU members into the sanctuary of the largest Reform synagogue in the world in an effort to protest the war in Southeast Asia and to present a number of demands to the congregation. Rabbi Goldman and Miss Rosen were booked for arraignment next Wednesday. Rabbi Goldman and Victor Levin, who were arrested on similar charges after services at Temple Emanu-El on May 15, face trial on those charges In New York criminal court on June 5.
Miss Rosen was taken from the sanctuary after she had climbed over a railing between the first row of pews and the bimah. She had reached the microphone when ushers and plainclothesmen caught up with her. As they dragged her from the pulpit, she shouted “I am a Jew in a synagogue. How can you arrest me.” Rabbi Nathan Perilman, senior rabbi, had informed the RJU, before the first visit on May 15, that he would call police to deal with any attempt to seize the pulpit. Rabbi Goldman said yesterday he had been informed that the Temple was applying for an injunction to bar the RJU from further appearances at services. He added that the group would not be deterred by an injunction. A group of RJU members came to the Temple on May 22, took part in responsive readings and departed without incident.