Fire Damages Historic Connecticut Synagogue

A fire has damaged the historic Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont, but the synagogue’s Chabad Rabbi, who was on the fire scene Sunday morning is grateful two Torahs, a Shofar and a citron box were saved.

“It’s devastating,” said Rabbi Schneur Wilhelm.

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

Assistant Chief Robert Healey said the fire caused moderate to heavy damage. He said the fire was reported by a police officer who was in the area early Sunday morning to work in connection with a road race at Foran High School.

The synagogue at 15 Edgefield Ave., was once descibed as both casual and rigorously religious.


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