Massive gatherings among New York’s Hasidim have been a major point of tension between the community and state officials.
The money they used was “the proceeds of embezzlement, misappropriation, and fraud.”
Rotem Cooper received 90% of his ‘donations’ back from crooked rabbi
“I’m not going to allow that to stop us from celebrating our faith and spreading the light,” Rabbi Shlomo Litvin said.
Community outraged as Chabad allows son of criminal rabbi to take over Poway synagogue
Now that the students know how much support they are getting, they have decided not just to repair the house, but to build a new one that’s bigger.
“For many Jews, they know (or at least know about) a rabbi on or near their campus”
A GoFundMe page for the center said the estimated damage was between $150,00 and $200,000.
Philanthropists Mordechai Korf and Uriel Laber were named in a 2019 lawsuit that accused them of helping launder money from a Ukrainian bank.
The information that the synagogue is opening is not available on the shul’s website.