By Robyn Rosen, November 25, 2010
A member of Newcastle's Orthodox synagogue who married a non-Jew claims he was refused a call-up on his father's yahrzeit.
David Biermann, 65, requested the call-up from the United Hebrew Congregation to mark the 13th anniversary of his father's death.
He said he was told the shul's by-laws did not allow this for someone who had married out.
"I felt extremely upset. I am particularly distressed at what I consider the callous action of the shul.
"Yes, I can pray for my father, yes, the rabbi will say a prayer for him, yes,