In October of last year an electrical problem sparked a blaze at the Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont, located in Milford, that caused extensive damage to the temple. "On July 21, 1995, the synagogue was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. The building was nominated for this designation because of its Colonial revival design, the fact that it hasn't been modified, and also because it was used for most of its life as a seasonal temple."
The historical building, prayer books, shalls, and other various items dating back to 1926 were all destroyed in this devastasting fire. Immediately following the cleanup process, the goal of rebuilding the Temple in the same location was created and the overwhelming support from neighbors, organizations, and other synagogues poured in to help out in anyway possible.
In the emotional process of rebuilding the temple, there was an issue with the last survey performed on the property. Godfrey-Hoffman and Associates stepped in to help complete a survey that was lacking certain info that was needed by the architect for the new design and permitting. This week, the Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont presented GHA with a sincere letter thanking the company for donating their services to help in the rebuilding of the new temple:
"On behalf of the Renovations Committee, Board of Directors and the members of the Hebrew Congregation of Milford, I would like to thank you and express our deep appreciation for your donating your professional services as we begin our rebuilding. This is an 85 year old synagogue that served many generations in the past and is a historical building. You have made a significant contribution by donating your services and this will help us to continue to carry on the Jewish traditions and rituals in the greater Milford area. Thank you again for your generosity."
Natan Weinstein Vice President Rebuilding Committee Chairman Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont