Developers Begin Construction Above Ancient Synagogue

Building has begun at 212 West 93rd Street, an upcoming 14 story, 20 unit condominium with a 9,350 square foot synagogue for Congregation Shaare Zedek, Multihousingnews.com has recently reported.

Back in July of 2018, the Commercial Observer reported that the congregation’s president, Michael Firestone, had partnered with a developer to receive $40 million in financing to support the new construction, as the congregation had been facing financial issues.

The developers of the project are Landsea Homes and Leyton Properties, who have hired Eran Chen of ODA New York to handle the design.

The original synagogue has been around for almost a century, and according to their website, Shaare Zedek dates back to 1837, when it was founded by Polish immigrants.

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On September 10th of this year, Shaare Zedek posted this farewell notice on their website:

Farewell to Our Building: Celebrate Shaare Zedek’s Past & Welcome its Future

This fall, after the High Holidays, Congregation Shaare Zedek will vacate our current home on West 93rd Street while a new synagogue building is constructed. Before we go, please join us for a celebration, farewell party, and reunion.

We invite our current and former members, friends, and family to celebrate this milestone by joining us for a special program. The morning will begin with shacharit in our sanctuary, continue with remarks from past and present rabbinic and lay leaders, and conclude with brunch.

We look forward to welcoming our community of members, friends, and supporters.

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