Your article regarding the delay in construction of the new Lincoln Square Synagogue building mentions cost overruns in other construction projects, including at Young Israel of New Rochelle (“Lincoln Square Halts Construction On New Shul,” Oct. 22). The reference is not exactly correct. As previously reported in your paper, our project had been delayed for several years due to local resistance, at material additional expense.
Once construction of our building commenced in earnest, the process went smoothly — it was completed on time and on budget — and the finished project is a testament to the diligent work of our community over many years.
Completed in April 2008, YINR’s new building is a beautiful and functional structure, and is a center for Jewish life in our community that has drawn more than 25 new families since its doors opened. Anyone looking for a growing, Modern Orthodox community with outstanding and comprehensive infrastructure — including superior Jewish day schools, a mikveh and kosher establishments — is encouraged to visit us.
President, Young Israel of New Rochelle
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