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Fed up with its tenant, a NYC synagogue seeks to replace board of historic Touro Synagogue

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) – The historic New York City synagogue that controls the equally historic Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Is-land moved to terminate the lease of the congregation that worships there.

But don’t call it an eviction, leaders of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York say: They describe the filing as an effort to restructure the board of Congregation Jeshuat Israel, which has met at Touro for 120 years, and install a new slate of officers who will “ensure that Touro Syn-agogue is properly maintained into the future.”

Shearith Israel says the current rabbi and con...


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