NEW YORK (Feb. 2)
The trial of three members of the Radical Jewish Union of Columbia University on charges of disrupting a religious service at Temple Emanu-El here has been re-scheduled for April 13 in New York City criminal court. The defendants are Rabbi A. Bruce Goldman, rabbinical advisor to the RJU, Victor Levin, a graduate student at Columbia University, and Anne Rosen, a graduate fellow at New York University. The charges grew out of demonstrations by the RJU at Temple Emanu-El on May 15 and May 29. A hearing was held on the charges before Judge Morris Schwab in city criminal court on Jan. 12 at which a postponement was requested because the attorney for the defendants, Gerald Lefcourt, is now representing 12 Black Panthers being tried here on conspiracy charges. Rabbi Goldman has been charged on two counts, and the graduate students on one count each. Rabbi Goldman said a legal defense committee has raised about $500 towards the estimated trial costs of $5,000. He said that at the April 13 trial, a request will be made that the hearings be transferred to a Beth Din, a rabbinical court.