Nachum Shapiro

Suspicious Fire Strikes New Shul

Staff Writer
On the day before Rosh HaShanah last month, the newest synagogue in Far Rockaway was dedicated. Two members of the building committee of Agudath Israel of Bayswater affixed a mezuzah in a bronze case to the front door, Rabbi Menachem Feifer said some words of Torah, and nearly 200 members of the Jewish community sang and danced in joy. The event culminated a three-year fund-raising campaign for the synagogue, whose members had been meeting for a decade in members' homes and rented space in the Queens neighborhood. This week they have to start over.
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