Firefighters Honored by Congregation Yetev Lev Satmar for Saving Torahs in Synagogue Fire

Brooklyn firefighters received a big thank you from the Conregation Yetev Lev Satmar on Oct. 27, for saving four Torahs from a synagogue just four days earlier.

“You are like family to us,” Rabbi Abe Friedman said. “It’s an honor that you came here today.”

A fire at the synagogue on South 8th Street in Williamsburg was reported at 4:41 a.m. on Oct. 22.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and found fire on the first floor and in the basement.

When the fire reached a second alarm, Battalion Chief James Yakimovich arrived on the scene. He said the building manager approached him, concerned about the torahs, kept in safes, inside.


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