Nick Ursini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Temple Concord awaits its next steps as a group. The congregation voted Sunday to sell the property to a developer that specializes in building luxury apartments.
Now that the Temple agreed to sell the building, the congregation has to make plans to relocate to a new and permanent residence.
Former president of the Temple’s Board of Trustees, Jeanette Myshrall, said it is now on the developer to move forward with the next steps while the Temple waits.
“The vote happened and the congregation approved of the sale,” Myshrall said. “Really now we’re just in a holding pattern as landmark does its due diligence. So really we’re just kind of waiting now. Our side of the contract is approved. So now they have to go through and get their permits from the city.”
Located on the corner of University Avenue and Madison Street, the Temple is just four blocks away from the Syracuse main campus.
According to its website, Temple Concord was established in 1839, making it the ninth-oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. In 2009, the Temple was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Myshrall said the buyers are aware that the congregation is not in a rush to leave.
“What we told the congregation was we expect to still be there in the spring of 2020,” Marshall said. “It’s really uncertain right now, again we’re in a holding pattern.”
The congregation has not chosen a new location to relocate yet.