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San Francisco Police Investigate Cause of Fire in Jewish School

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Police here today were investigating the cause of a fire that swept through four classrooms in a complex adjoining Temple Rodef Sholom in Santa Venetia near San Rafael after it was learned that vandals had forced open a door to the building a short time before the blaze was discovered.

Damage to the rooms and their contents was estimated at $40,000. The sanctuary itself, separated from the classroom structure, was not damaged. Rabbi Morton Hoffman, spiritual leader, said that congregational activities have not been interrupted.

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