Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue

Rabbi Haskil Lookstein says the community will rebuild (credit: CBS 2)

Devastation, Yet Optimism For Members Of Destroyed Upper East Side Synagogue

Flames shot out of the top floor of the Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue on the Upper East Side at 8:30 p.m. Monday night. That’s where fire marshals believe the fire started.


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4-Alarm Fire Rips Through Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue On Upper East Side

Firefighters battled the four-alarm fire and got it under control around 9:50 p.m. An FDNY spokesman said about 170 firefighters responded to the fire, which started at around 8:30 p.m.