Yeshiva to remain in Flood Street until at least December
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Yeshiva to remain in Flood Street until at least December

MEMBERS of the Feldman family have won a stay of execution and will remain in Yeshiva's Flood Street property until at least December 19.

In happier times at Yeshiva . . . Harry Triguboff (centre front) flanked by Rabbi Dovid Slavin on his right, Rabbi Pinchus Feldman on his left, and Rabbi Yaakov Lieder at the back.
In happier times at Yeshiva . . . Harry Triguboff (centre front) flanked by Rabbi Dovid Slavin on his right, Rabbi Pinchus Feldman on his left, and Rabbi Yaakov Lieder at the back.

MEMBERS of the Feldman family have won a stay of execution and will remain in Yeshiva’s Flood Street property until at least December 19.

When long-time Yeshiva donor Harry Triguboff’s Foundation purchased Yeshiva’s Flood Street property in 2012, some members of the Feldman family, and their associated entities, were given a five-year lease on parts of the property.

Earlier this year Triguboff decided the Feldmans should leave earlier and sent eviction notices, however last week those notices were withdrawn and they may now remain in the property until the lease ends on December 19.

However, last week in court Yeshiva Synagogue and Rabbi Yossi Feldman claimed that according to a deed signed when the property was sold to Triguboff in 2012, they can continue using the site as long as the Yeshiva School is viable and they asked the court to allow them to stay past December 19.

If Yeshiva and Rabbi Feldman win the case, it would set a precedent for all other members of the Feldman family, and their entities, which were parties to the same agreement.

While the parties wait for the NSW Supreme Court decision, solicitor David Austin, representing Yeshiva Synagogue and Rabbi Feldman, has requested changes to the Flood Street site.

“Your client has granted JEMS (a Jewish after school care program) unfettered usage of our leased areas,” Austin wrote to Triguboff’s lawyer on Saturday night. “Whilst our clients support the objectives of JEMS, it is necessary for your client to inform JEMS that they are required to immediately seek authorisation from our clients regarding further usage as there are issues such as cleanliness, noise and disruption to Synagogue services that need to be properly managed.

“In recent weeks the College has used the Ladies Synagogue as a playground for children during the school day. This is unacceptable and must stop immediately.”

JOSHUA LEVI

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