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Estee Lauder’s Synagogue Gets a Facelift

Estee Lauder and her parents once worshiped at Congregation Tifereth Israel in Corona, Queens — the borough’s oldest synagogue. So it’s about time that the century-old wooden shul is getting a makeover.

The landmarked building, “a rare survivor of the earliest vernacular synagogues in the borough” according to Crain’s NY Business, will undergo a major renovation that will “first strip away the building’s stucco coating and then restore the original clapboard, as well as its wooden windows and doors. Also to be restored will be the building’s Moorish-style metal domes and finials, as well as its paint colors.”

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