Woodbury, NY - Jewish Center Wants Caterer Accused Of Violating Kashrut Evicted
Woodbury, NY - A state court ruled that the Woodbury Jewish Center has the right to evict Morrell for not paying occupancy fees, WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported.
“He was charging customers millions for events, but since January 2010 had not paid his occupancy costs,” Woodbury Jewish Center attorney Scott Mollen told Hall. “This is money that this congregation needs to operate its religious schools, its social programs.”
Attorney Ron Rosenberg, who represents Morrell Caterers, said his client does not owe the center any money, adding that his client has a contract until 2029 and is not going anywhere.
Morrell Caterers is at the center of a dispute that rocked the Jewish community in February when Morrell general manager Tom Cataldo and chef Micheal Savitsky sued owner Scott Morrell. Rabbis from surrounding synagogues urged their congregations not to rush to judgment as news broke that Morrell was accused of violating Jewish kosher laws that govern the preparation of food, which Morrell denied ever happened.
Among the accusations was that employees prepared kosher and non-kosher foods in the same vicinity.
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