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Six Youths Arraigned in Brooklyn; Charged with Setting Synagogue Afire

Six teen-age boys were arraigned today on charges of burglary and arson in a two-alarm fire in the synagogue of Congregation Sons of Israel in Brooklyn which caused damages estimated at nearly $400,000. They were released in their parents’ custody for appearance in Brooklyn Family Court.

The blaze destroyed a priceless collection of rare Judaica, the Ark with 18 Scrolls, a stained glass window and prayer shawls and other religious items.