Jewish community goes to court over school

  • 1999-03-18
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - The Jewish Community of Riga is going to court to seek the restitution of a building used by the Ministry of Education to offer sewing lessons to unemployed women. "We tried for a long time to resolve this issue without going to court, but it did not work out," said Zalman Joffe, president of Riga's Jewish Community.The ministry currently uses only one room in the three story building on Ernesta Birznieka-Upisa Street for the vocational school. The rest are rented out to various businesses to be used as office space.But the Jewish community says they are the rightful owners of the pr...
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