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Court of Appeals Soon to Render Decision in Case of Cleveland Center

June 16, 1929
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A decision in the celebrated Jewish Center case, involving the question as to whether an Orthodox Jewish Congregation, formed as such, may, subsequently, by a later board of directors, be transformed into a Conservative house of worship, is expected soon in the Court of Appeals here.

A hearing on the case was held this week and both sides submitted their arguments. The controversy arose several years ago due to the dissension in the membership of the Jewish Center, some Orthodox members objecting to the inauguration of the Conservative ritualism introduced by Rabbi Solomon Goldman. The question revolves around the following point: whether a charter and constitution and funds secured for the purpose of furthering Orthodox Judaism creates a trust of the property involved and may be used only for such purposes.

The decision will be rendered by Judges Kent W. Hughes and Charles L. Justic of the Third District Appellate Court and Roy H. Williams of the Sixth District Appellate Court.

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