Miami Herald: Insults fly in ugly debate on temple’s “historic” label

Posted o9/05/2010
Sunny Isles Beach commissioners upheld their preservation board’s decision to designate Temple B’Nai Zion historic but not before charges of Nazism flew at the predominantly Jewish board.

Sunny Isles commissioners voted 4-1 to uphold the city’s Historic Preservation Board’s June vote to designate Temple B’Nai Zion a historic structure.

The temple’s rabbi and president, Aaron Lankry, vehemently opposed the designation, saying it would prohibit plans to construct a new $25 million building to accommodate increased membership to the now-Sephardic temple.

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