April 28, 2006
We, the undersigned, are shocked and dismayed by your financial dealings with the Neturei Karta sect both as a principle and by reference to the scale of funds and period of years this has been going on.
We regard this conduct as offensive to the Jewish community at large, and a gross betrayal of the trust of Adass synagogue members and the legacy of the movement's founder, Rabbi Dr Solomon Schonfeld of blessed memory.
We, the undersigned, request that the UOHC issues a public apology for this conduct, to appear in a suitable community newspaper, confirming that they dissociate themselves and the Adass movement from the ethos and activities of the Neturei Karta sect and to pledge that they will have no further dealings with the NK or its followers.
We further request that the Trustees
(1) Seek reimbursement of Union funds still in the hands of NK.
(2) End all financial dealings with 3rd party organisations that support or benefit NK or its members.
(3) Call on the Adass rabbinate to excommunicate the NK and its followers by means of a Cherem.
Those of us undersigned that are Adass synagogue members hereby state that - should the above requests not be fulfilled - we will vote for the secession of our community from the UOHC.
We submit this petition with full respect to the esteemed and learned rabbis of the Union and Adass synagogues, whose authority and honour are held in the highest regard.