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Borough President Marty Markowitz Visits Warbasse Jewish Heritage Congregation

Posted By Willie Simpson On December 12, 2012 @ 12:15 pm In Arts & Culture | 4 Comments


Source: Gabrielle Shnayderman

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz paid a visit to Warbasse Jewish Heritage Congregation this past Sunday, December 9, to help light the menorah and ring in Hanukkah for Warbasse’s first-ever Hanukkah party.

Two-hundred guests were present for the occasion at the center, which was still running on backup generators since Sandy struck late last October. The Warbasse congregation is inside the hard-hit Warbasse housing complex, which became a focal point for relief efforts after Sandy knocked out its independent generators and stranded residents as high up as 23 floors [2]. The synagogue itself, however, was barely touched – a little holiday miracle for congregants.

Thanks to Gabrielle Shnayderman for the tip.

Correction (12/13/2012): The original version of the post indicated that the synagogue suffered extreme damage during Sandy. In fact, that was a nearby synagogue, and the Warbasse congregation only took two to three inches of water. We apologize for the confusion.

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