Yeshiva faces eviction

March 22, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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Entities in Sydney which hold the lease for the Sydney Yeshiva Centre in Bondi have received an eviction to vacate the premises after Pesach.

The lessor is The Triguboff Foundation. Harry Triguboff is understood to have been supporting the Yeshiva since the late 1960s.

Sydney Yeshiva Centre

Yeshiva Synagogue Incorporated, Chabad Lubavich of Sydney Incorporated & Sydney Talmudical College Association are associated with Rabbi Pinchus Feldman and members of his family.

All leases are due to expire in December 2017.

J-Wire is understood that the building in Flood St is scheduled to have been renovated and that a stoush developed between the lessees and the lessor about moving offices. The situation escalated with reports of threatened involvement of the police and lawyers.

Rabbi Yosef Feldman

Rabbi Yosef Feldman wrote to Harry Triguboff: “My father does not want to fight with you and is meanwhile planning to remove every single thing from the Shule based on your VACANT POSSESSION letter and he’ll see what he can do next. Basically there won’t be any Oron koydesh Sefer Torahs and books left and you’ll be -not because of lack of money- the first Jew to close a Shule.

Rabbi Yosef Feldman: “The choice remains yours only and it is to retract your vacant possession letter of the Synagogue and my father or be the first Jew ever who’ll -not because of a debt- close a Shule and severely humiliate my father a big Talmid Chochom and the Head Shliach of the Rebbe.”

Rabbi Yosef Feldman is not a director or associate of the three lessees.

Harry Triguboff

Rabbi Yosef Feldman sent a further email in which he wrote: ” I was asked to clarify clearly that the views expressed in my emails and the way I have chosen to convey them are strictly my own personal views. I did not consult with anyone else before sending the emails. I had not been asked to speak or write on behalf of my parents, siblings or any of the Yeshiva entities involved in this matter and I am not representing them. Also that it shouldn’t be construed that anyone who didn’t comment agrees to anything I wrote.”

J-Wire understands the parties are in talks. Rabbi Pinchus Feldman told J-Wire that he had spoken with Mr Triguboff.

J-Wire has been told by a lawyer within Mr Triguboff’s business: “The Notices of Termination have not been withdrawn, which is not inconsistent with Mr Triguboff’s statement that no further leases will be issued to the Feldmans.

As far as I have been instructed, the lessees (Feldmans) will be required to vacate the premises on Thursday, 20 April 2017 as per the Notices of Termination.”

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