Meriden synagogue listed as ‘for sale’ on real estate websites

Meriden synagogue listed as ‘for sale’ on real estate websites

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MERIDEN — The synagogue on East Main Street is for sale.

The Temple B’nai Abraham Synagogue, located across from City Hall at 127 E Main St., is listed on real estate websites with an asking price of $1.1 million. 

Economic Development Director Juliet Burdelski said she toured the building with the listing agent a few months ago.

“It’s in nice shape and would be suitable for another religious or educational use,” Burdelski said in an email. 

Congregation president Jay Weiss did not return calls for comment this week. The listed broker also did not return a request for comment. 

The two-story, 17,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1951, according to the temple’s website. The synagogue moved to East Main from its original building at 43 Cedar St. 

The parcel includes 1.12 acres of land and has parking for about 50 cars, according to a presentation created by the realty company listing the property, Chozick Realty, Inc.  

A listing for the building on the real estate website states that the building “would be best used as another religious facility, specialty school and/or community center.”

The first floor of the temple includes private offices, secretarial offices, a sanctuary, large stage hall/cafeteria, one large commercial kitchen and one small kitchen, library/meeting room, storage rooms, bathrooms, gift shop & one classroom, according to the listing. The basement includes two restrooms, five classrooms, and a storage area.

The Masonic Temple, nearby on East Main Street, was sold earlier this year to a Taiwanese religious group for $425,000. The three-story building, with 20,250 square feet, was built in 1927.


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