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Charges Against Rosen Dismissed

A charge of criminal trespass against S. Elly Rosen, president of the Council for Jewish Poor and executive director of the Association of Jewish Anti-Poverty Workers, was dismissed yesterday by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Martha Zelman. She said probable cause had not been shown in the complaint filed by the Federation of Jewish-Philanthropies.

The charge was made after Rosen was refused admittance to a conference on neighborhood service centers as a means of alleviating Jewish poverty at the FJP offices on April 7. He maintained he had reservations for the conference. At the time of his arrest, Rosen was charged with criminal contempt and disorderly conduct. The charge was later changed to criminal trespass.