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Public Funds for Jewish Center

July 03, 1987

Thanks to staff writer Richard Simon for informing us that the Los Angeles City Council voted to issue $9.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for construction of a Jewish community center in Canoga Park.

It seems rather insensitive at this particular time to ask for special treatment for a specific group of citizens when our city is presently scraping up dirt and looking for financing to help shelter a group of homeless unfortunates.

As a matter of fact, I am appalled that Zev Yaroslavsky, chairman of the City Council Finance Committee, and other Jewish members of the Council would support such a flagrant violation of our constitutional requirement for separation of church and state. It seems to me that these public officials are sworn to protect such doctrine.

HOWARD M. LLOYD

Sherman Oaks

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