Workers Trying To Stabilize Upper East Side Synagogue Damaged In Fire

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.

  • New York Jew

    agreed. smells like a fire-insurance scheme.

  • Ph.D

    So how did this fire start,amazingly quiet on this sad fire ain’t we?
    The Temple did not start it’s own fire . Could a contractor hired from
    Flushing to get the renovation don before the high holy days cut corners?

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