Monday, November 27, 2017

Massachusetts Court Will Hear Conservative Synagogue Suit Alleging Chabad Takeover

JTA reports on a lawsuit brought by members of a Sharon, Massachusetts Conservative Jewish synagogue that will be heard today in a  Massachusetts trial court.  Members of Temple Adath Sharon, in a lawsuit filed in November 2015, allege that Chabad of Sharon, which was experiencing financial difficulties, worked to have its members elected to the Conservative synagogue's board and as its officers in order to obtain a transfer of the synagogue's building and assets to Chabad.  It also claims that the April 2015 meeting that elected the board and officers was not properly announced and conducted. Chabad denies the allegations.