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Omaha Temple Starts Tri-Faith Campus

A Reform congregation in Omaha, Neb., has broken ground on a new synagogue building as part of a tri-faith campus.

The 140-year-old Temple Israel broke ground Sunday on a building that will seat 900 in its sanctuary.

The campus is set to include a mosque, an Episcopal church and a center for all faiths. Each of the buildings will be built on a four-acre plot of land, with an additional nine acres of green space, the Omaha World Herald reported.

Rabbi Aryeh Azriel told the newspaper that the tri-faith center will be a place where all religions can come “to study, to learn and to celebrate. It’s going to be a home.”

The synagogue building is scheduled to be completed in August 2013. The other buildings are still in the planning stages.





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