Daily Israel Report

Ancient British Synagogue Begins Restoration

The restoration process of one of Britain's oldest synagogues will begin in March.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 2/18/2013, 4:47 PM

Jew prays in synagogue
Jew prays in synagogue
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The restoration process of one of Britain's oldest synagogues will begin in March, the BBC reported Monday.

The roof of Exeter Synagogue, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year, will be replaced in the project.

The work will cost about $158,000 dollars and will include repairing one of the walls which has suffered from damp, said a synagogue spokeswoman.

She said that the money would come from fundraising and from a bequest, adding that the work was expected to be completed by the end of June.

"It's a community that's grown over the years and we have members in Devon, Somerset and west Dorset," she told the BBC. "It [the building] has deteriorated with age."

Built in 1763, the Exeter Synagogue plans to officially celebrate its 250th anniversary in July.