The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (July 11, 2012) that a Jewish congregation in Alabama is selling its synagogue because it has been stung by the tough real estate market.
Knesseth Israel Congregation -- which has about 100 families as members -- is asking for $5.5 million for its Birmingham campus. The property includes a social hall, a kosher kitchen, office space, and a ritual bath.
Rabbi Eytan Yammer says the group can't afford the campus because its old synagogue sold for only a quarter of what members expected amid the economic downturn.
He added that the congregation will move elsewhere if necessary.