Massive Fire in Felders Shul in Boro Park Leaves Shul Destroyed, One Person Injured, Sifrei Torah Rescued

A massive fire broke out in Felders shul in Boro Park on 18th Ave. and 49th St., early Wednesday morning. The shul, which was located on the first floor of a residential building, was destroyed in the flames, but, baruch Hashem, all the people in the residential apartments were rescued. Several people were transported to the hospital to check for smoke inhalations, but no serious injuries were reported.

The shul and apartments were seriously damaged, but the shul’s sifrei Torah were rescued from the fire-proof safe. Some sifrei Torah sustained water damage, and it is not yet clear whether they can be repaired.

The damaged building.
(Subsequent photos courtesy of JDN)
The rescued sifrei Torah in the offices of Misaskim. (Misaskim)

Updated Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:25 pm .