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Lower East Side Synagogue's Possible Sale Sparks Scandal

A "nasty intra-shul dispute" involving a "shadow board" of trustees, high-profile lawyers, a shady developer, and dubious financial motives is broiling on the Lower East Side. The Observer reports that a group of questionable figures may be colluding to arrange the sale of the neighborhood's beloved House of Sages synagogue and nursing home at 25 Bialystoker Place for a mere $13 million, with a plan to donate majority of that to an unsubstantiated synagogue in Israel. Hey, the Observer might be onto something.
· Planned Sale of Beloved LES Synagogue Raises Multiple Red Flags [NYO]