Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fire destroys grand rabbi’s home in Westchester 

The summer home of Grand Rabbi Jacob Chezky Greenwald of Brooklyn was destroyed by fire Monday morning.

The home at his Kiryas Pupa Hasidic seminary at 340 Illington Road in the Town of Yorktown raced through the building. There were no injuries.

Fire officials believe the blaze started in rear area near the boiler; however, the cause is under investigation.

Rabbi Greenwald operates a school and synagogue in Rockland County as well as summer camps in Sullivan County.

The two-alarm fire in Westchester was extinguished by firefighters from a number of area departments.


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