Orthodox Church to build two new synagogues in northview
The Eastern Orthodox Church is considering building two new Orthodox synagoges in a community in northvale, southwest and northwest Sydney, in a move that will open up the possibility of further expansion in the area.
The community of Northview, which includes a number of historic synagogs and a church that was destroyed during the Second World War, will become the first Orthodox church in the region to build a new synagogue, with a second planned for southview.
The decision to start construction was made at the recent meeting of the Northview Synagogue Board, which oversees the community’s Orthodox community.
The council voted unanimously to approve the plans on Friday.
The Synagogue of the Holy Trinity, the first building in the community, is scheduled to open in the new year, with plans to build another one in 2020.
The new synagogue is scheduled for construction on the site of a former synagogue that once housed the congregation of the Orthodox Church of Northvale.
It is not yet known when the first synagogue will open.
Northvale Council leader Andrew Gavriel said the decision to build the new synagogue was made after a number.
“The church is looking at the potential of being able to get a new building built and that is one of the reasons why we decided to take this step,” he said.
The city council has a 10-year agreement with the Northvale Synagogue to provide $30,000 per year for the construction of the new Synagogue, and it will take five years to complete the project.
The board also wants to renovate the church, which was destroyed in an earthquake in 1949, for the first time since 1928.
“It is a beautiful church and has a wonderful architecture, but it has also suffered a lot,” Mr Gaviel said.
“The church has suffered from fire, vandalism and so on, and in this case there is also asbestos that has been put in the roof.”
But the whole church has been rebuilt and we have had great support from the community and we want to be able to do that as well.
“Mr Gavioles church, once a community center for children, has been closed since the 1950s and has been a destination for families to gather.
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