Community Board 8 denied support for Sephardic Congregation’s variance application to add a third floor on its Kew Gardens Hills building, and members blasted the temple’s leadership for the 15 Department of Buildings violations it has.
Thousands of dollars worth of relics were taken from a Queens synagogue while worshipers prayed upstairs. The valuable Torah crowns were taken from Young Israel of Queens Valley last week during the temple’s evening services. “This has never happened in the 50 years of the synagogue,” the synagogue’s executive director George Srolovits told the Daily News. At first, officials [...]
Arrest Made In Connection With Queens Synagogue Burglary Police say tips from the public led them to an arrest in the burglary of a Queens synagogue. Efram Sanders, 28, was arrested Tuesday and was facing burglary, grand larceny and stolen-property charges in connection with the break-in at Congregation Degel Israel in Kew Gardens Hills. More [...]
Police are seeking suspects they say stole more than a dozen religious relics from a Queens synagogue. The robbery occurred at Congregation Rachel Degel Israel sometime between Saturday, February 18 and Saturday, February 25, officials said. The items removed were 3 silver Torah crowns, 2 silver Torah mini-crowns, 3 silver Torah breastplates, 4 silver Torah [...]