The congregation of a burned-out Brooklyn synagogue has acquired a heartwarming Hannukah present — greater than $20,000 in donations.
Rabbi Baruch Yehudah stood outdoors his charred Bnai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael synagogue Wednesday to hail the group and promise to revive the purple-brick home of worship.
“I’m grateful to you all,” Yehudah stated, standing beside a number of congregation members.
“Right here we’re on the primary day of Hanukkah, and we would like you to know we have now rededicated ourselves …We don’t plan to be gone lengthy.”
Congregation helps restore hearth-ravaged Brooklyn synagogue
The Patchen Ave. temple in Bedford-Stuyvesant went up in flames Nov. 14 after staff making an attempt to restore a leaky roof inadvertently ignited tar with a blowtorch.
The quick-shifting inferno raged by means of the roof and attic of the almost one hundred fifty-yr-previous constructing, leaving gaping holes and raining particles into the synagogue.
Hearth erupts on the roof of the Bnai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael synagogue in Brooklyn
“Regardless of how chilly it might appear when a fireplace of this magnitudes guts a historic location … the heat of this borough has actually wrapped round members of this synagogue,” stated Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
The congregation continues to be an extended methods away from elevating the $1.5 million listed because the objective on a GoFundMe web page devoted to the temple’s rebuilding.
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