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Canadian Township Opposes Construction of Second Synagogue; 3,500 Jews Have One Temple

Opposition to the building of a second synagogue in the suburban township of York was expressed today by the township’s council. York township has only one synagogue for a Jewish population of 3,500.

The opposition is based on the argument that “while the Jewish citizens form four percent of the township’s population, they hold 20 percent of the tax-exempt property for religious purposes.”