Church Steps In to Help Flooded L.I. Synagogue

Parishoners from the nearby Sacred Heart Church helped clear the water in time for a small service Sunday night

Monday, Sep 17, 2012  |  Updated 11:17 PM EDT
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A burst pipe flooded an Island Park synagogue hours before the start of one of the Jewish religion's holiest days -- but thanks to help from the church next door, the temple was able to hold services.  News 4's Greg Cergol reports.

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A burst pipe flooded an Island Park synagogue hours before the start of one of the Jewish religion's holiest days -- but thanks to help from the church next door, the temple was able to hold services. News 4's Greg Cergol reports.

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A burst pipe flooded an Island Park synagogue hours before the start of one of the Jewish religion's holiest days -- but thanks to help from the church next door, the temple was able to hold services, according to a report.

Leaders at the Jewish Center of Island Park discovered the flooding Sunday morning, hours before Rosh Hashanah services were set to begin, Newsday reported. Parishoners from the nearby Sacred Heart Church helped clear the water in time for a small service Sunday night, and the church loaned the temple its Parish Hall for a larger service Monday morning, Newsday said.

"They not only welcomed us, they bent over backwards," Jan S. Rothman, co-president of the Jewish Center, told Newsday.

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