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May 16, 2012 9:14 am

Connecticut Jewish Cemetary at Odds With Board Member Over Burial of Non-Jewish Black Woman

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Ahavath Achim Cemetary. Photo: Ahavath Achim.

Israel National News – Negotiations to reach a settlement in a lawsuit over the burial of a non-Jewish woman in a Jewish cemetery in Colchester, Connecticut fell short of an agreement on Tuesday, a local newspaper reported.

Maria Balaban, represented by Norwich attorney Martin Rutchik, is suing Congregation Ahavath Achim over the 2010 burial of Juliet Steer, a non-Jewish black woman who is buried in the interfaith section of the Jewish cemetery.

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