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Christians Help California Synagogue to Get Disputed Building Permit

April 10, 1964
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The Board of Supervisors of San Mateo near here, has reconsidered an earlier decision denying a building permit for a new synagogue structure for Congregation Bnai Israel and has announced that it will grant the permit after more than 1, 000 Protestants and Catholics submitted a petition protesting the earlier ban.

The congregation, whose present building will be demolished to make room for a new freeway, had secured the approval of the Planning Commission for a structure at a new site in Colma. But one property owner in the area filed an objection to the congregation’s building plans and secured the earlier rejection of the application by the Board of Supervisors. Following the reversal of the earlier decision by the Board, the objecting property owner threatened to carry the issue into the courts. But officers of the congregation are now confident that their building project will be allowed to proceed.

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