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East Memphis neighbors win appeal regarding synagogue

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 30, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: January 30, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Although the site plan did not violate any rules or codes, Board of Adjustment members were sympathetic to neighbors’ concerns, noting the development was “wrong” and they themselves would not want to live next to the synagogue.

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Board of Adjustment Melody Lane Young Israel of Memphis East Memphis synagogue Spencer Darrohn Sheila Balton Josh Kahane Unified Development Code 531 S. Yates Road Subscriber Only

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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