Jerry Hauer

After The Fire, Hope Burns

09/03/1998 - 20:00
Staff Writer
In the lobby of the Coffey Community Center on Manhattan’s East Side, Judy Klemperer gingerly picked up a black prayerbook from a large pile lying in a laundry bin and wiped off the ashes. “It’s all wet and warped,” she said, shaking her head sadly. “It won’t be used again.” She then placed it into a large plastic garbage bag. Someone wrote down the dedication on the inside cover for future reference.
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