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Nine Rabbis Among Seventy Arrested for Anti-Segregation Protest

August 30, 1962
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Nine rabbis were among the 70 religious leaders from cities in the North and Midwest, who were arrested here yesterday when they participated in an anti-segregation protest at City Hall. The rabbis, who were lodged in the county Jail last night, took part in the demonstration with readings from the Book of Psalms.

After the rabbis had been booked, a policeman emerged from the jail wearing a false beard and a skullcap that belonged to one of them, and paraded through the first floor offices of the City Hall.

The Jewish spiritual leaders arrested were: Rabbi Israel Dresner of Springfield, N. J.; Rabbi Kurt Flascher of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Rabbi Everett Gendler of Princeton, N. J.; Rabbi Robert Goldberg of New Haven, Conn.; Rabbi Bruce Goldman of Paramus, N. J.; Rabbi Richard Israel of New Haven, Conn.; Rabbi Jordan Oseyer of New Haven, Conn.; Rabbi Sanford Shapiro of Bridgeport, Conn.; and Rabbi Lloyd Tennenbaum of Huntington, L.I.

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