― sarahell, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:23 (three years ago) link
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, various Jewish groups struggled for control of the synagogue. Edward Khodos created a phony organization to represent the members of reform Judiaism and asserted control of the synagogue. Representatives of Chabad made competing claims, and for a period both groups operated in the building. In 1993, Khodos operated on the synagogue’s second floor, where according to reports he conducted his antiques business and set up a Friday night kick-boxing club for local children.
In 1998, a fire gutted the synagogue and it was officially turned over to Chabad. Extensive renovations were completed in 2003.
― sarahell, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:34 (three years ago) link
Posted by LL Cool Jew07/07/2016 at 06:35 AM What will happen to the building ? The Federation Jews are represented by the Jews of the movie Schindler’s list and rabbi Lipner is represented by the Jews of the movie Defiance.
It is the same division in Israel.
I am wondering what will happen to the school building. I think it would be appropriate that Chabad who run the other traditional school in San Francisco will take over the building.
― sarahell, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:43 (three years ago) link
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