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Waterbury Jews Will Seek Injunction Against Religious Training in Public Schools

August 13, 1930
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When religious training is introduced into the public schools of Waterbury in September the Jews of this city will seek a permanent injunction from the Superior Court asking that religious training be barred so that it may not interfere with the regular routine instruction received by the children at home.

This was the reply of the Jewish committee, which has been fighting the school board’s plan for religious training in the public schools, to the action of the school board in ignoring an official protest received three weks ago. The school board decided not to answer the protest and to give religious education to all school children whose parents wish it.

The plan to seek an injunction against the school board replaces an earlier suggestion of a mass-meeting in which Christians were also to participate as the Jews are not alone in their fight against religious training in the schools here.

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