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Workers Trying To Stabilize Upper East Side Synagogue Damaged In Fire

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(credit: CBS 2)

(credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Construction workers are trying to stabilize the historic upper east side synagogue badly damaged in a fire.

Workers began removing debris from the roof and inside of congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on East 85th Street on Saturday. Officials say removal of the debris was necessary to ensure the structural stability of the sanctuary.

Flames gutted the house of worship on Monday. The synagogue had been undergoing renovations.

Construction was expected to be completed by the fall.

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