Video: Fire Devastates Satmar Bais Medrash in Williamsburg, Sifrei Torah Rescued


fire-williamsburg[Video below.] Williamsburg, Brooklyn – A large fire in the basement of a Satmar Bais Medrash and multiple dwellings in central Williamsburg broke out at about 4:30 a.m. today, rendering significant damage. Boruch Hashem, no people were injured.

The fire broke out at the SatmarĀ bais medrash at 109 South 8th Street, between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street. The bais medrash is utilized by the kehillah of Rav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum of Satmar.

A crowd of onlookers and passersby gathered at the scene as FDNY, Hatzolah and Shomrim units all worked in tandem to get the second alarm fire under control and extricate all occupants from the apartments above the shul. All Sifrei Torah were removed in time, boruch Hashem, as can be seen in the video below. Seforim and tashmishei kedushah were, unfortunately, destroyed in the blaze.

Click below for video:

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{Shmaryahu Newscenter}


  1. it is a mamesh a neis they got out the helige sifri tora we were standing there and the cops were trying to get the oylam away but burech hashem they sifrei tere were gotten out