Rhode Island’s attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation’s oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and “overwhelming evidence” presented at trial and strips the Jewish community in Newport of the historic site.
The nation’s oldest Jewish congregation on Tuesday filed notice that it plans to appeal a decision that removed it as trustee of the nation’s oldest synagogue.
The Rhode Island congregants who worship at the nation's oldest synagogue say they are reviewing their legal options after a federal appeals panel ruled the nation's oldest Jewish congregation in … Click to Continue »
Judge sides with Rhode Island worshippers in dispute between oldest US synagogue and nation’s oldest Jewish congregation.
A long-running dispute over the ownership of the oldest U.S. synagogue played out in court on Monday as leaders of the New York congregation that holds the deed to the historic Rhode Island house of worship said they were horrified ...