Claims of discrimination over synagogue proposal are wrong

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

I just can’t sit back and read all the articles in the newspapers about the Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s proposed plans on Orchard Street without voicing my opinion once again.

The lot they are planning to build on is full of problems and not fit for the construction of a temple and parking spaces for so many cars. Since the synagogue would be open seven days a week, this will add to the volume of traffic, which is already very heavy on Orchard Street. Plus in the school year there are many students walking on the path to Central Middle School.

Honestly, be it Catholic, Protestant etc. etc., it would still be the same problem on that lot, but the synagogue’s advocates are sticking to “discrimination.”

They are only thinking of themselves and not the total negative impact it will have on the surrounding neighborhood with all that construction going on and the aftermath. In an “editorial” in the Greenwich Time Cos Cob is referred to as “a wealthy American town” but it is a community with many families on very modest incomes. If you want wealthy, then go on up into the back country of Greenwich where there is plenty of open space for a synagogue and more. Please don’t go smack dab in the middle of a well-established neighborhood.

Cos Cob has had enough negativity to deal with in the past.


Peg Rogers
Cos Cob

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