A 65-year-old man has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against his former Jewish organization employers, alleging his supervisor micromanaged how, where, and when he prayed. Marshall Garvin, an observant Jew from Riverdale, says that when he complained to Na’amat USA President Elizabeth Raider about supervisor Susan Schwartz, he was swiftly dismissed. “No person of any religion should have to go through this. It’s unconscionable for a religious Jewish woman to behave this way,” Garvin told the Daily News.

Garvin was a mailroom clerk at Na'amat USA, a Jewish women's group "striving to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel, the U.S. and around the world." Garvin says that after his mother died of cancer last January, his religious duties required that he pray three times a day. When he told Schwartz this, she "dictated" to him which synagogues he could attend to say Kaddish and harassed him for daily updates on his whereabouts.

She “was cursing me and using foul language, saying ‘Don’t BS me by leaving early,’ ” Garvin claims in the suit. Garvin worked as a mailman for more than 30 years, and won two prior settlements for religious discrimination lawsuits against the U.S. Postal Service. “He’s a mensch , and he fights discrimination wherever he sees it,” said one of his former colleagues. Na'amat counters that Garvin wasn't fired because he complained about his supervisor: “This gentleman was laid off in a reduction of force” along with two others, said Robert Schanzer, a lawyer for Na’amat.