In a move that has strengthened interfaith relations in the local area, a synagogue in Bradford set for closure has been saved thanks to a successful fundraising campaign led by the local Muslim community
A synagogue in Bradford has been saved from closure thanks to the fundraising efforts of the local Muslim community.
The Bradford Reform Synagogue, a 133-year-old Grade II-listed Moorish building, suffered serious structural damage last year due to a leaking roof. As a result, chairman Rudi Leavor planned to put the building up for sale, a move that would have forced the congregation to travel to Leeds to worship.
However, on hearing the news, members of the local Muslim community including secretary of the Bradford Council for Mosques, Zulfi Karim, started fundraising to help save the synagogue.
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