The previous post described the dispute between Barbara Cadranel and the California Condominium Association of Stratford, Connecticut, regarding Ms. Cadranel’s mezuzah. Thankfully, the parties resolved the matter, and Ms. Cadranel will be allowed to keep her mezuzah on the doorpost outside of her apartment.
Today, the attorney for the California Condo Association sent the following letter to the Stratford Star:
To the Editor:
As attorney for the California Condominium Association of Stratford, I am pleased to advise that we have resolved the issue of the mezuzah on the door post of the unit owned by Barbara Cadranel.
The mezuzah, of course, shall remain upon the door post, and no penalties or fees shall be assessed or levied upon Ms. Cadranel. In addition, henceforth, any resident may place a mezuzah or other religious symbol upon their door post without prior approval from the Association Board of Directors.
Ms. Cadranel acted with full propriety and within her legal rights in affixing the mezuzah to her door post. I would like to personally express my apology to her as well as the Jewish community for this incident which arose out of misunderstanding. Neither the members of the Board or myself were aware of the significance of her placing the mezuzah upon her door post.
The California Condominium Association regrets this incident and condemns any and all forms of discrimination of every nature. It was never our intent to discriminate against Ms. Cadranel, nor cause her any discomfort, embarrassment or distress. The Association is a diverse community which welcomes residents of all faiths.
In the true spirit of our Easter and Passover season, we all look forward to the forgiveness of our transgressions and pray for the future.
Sincerely, Kurt M. Ahlberg