The Temple Am David, which has been in receivership since November 2015, is now under absolute control of Rhode Island Hindu Temple Society Inc., as it is reflected in society’s website. The temple is now being developed by the Society phase by phase.
Theodore Orson, the temple’s temporary receiver, conveyed earlier that the Rhode Island Hindu Temple Society (RIHTS) Inc. signed a purchase-and-sale agreement in June, 2015 for $400,001. Kent County Superior Court approved the agreement in July that year, said Orson, of the Providence law firm Orson and Brusini Ltd.
“I was absolutely thrilled that the purchaser was a group that intended to keep the building for the purpose that it was created” and that it would not be razed for commercial use, Orson said.
Thus the worship place for the Almighty remains for the same holy purposes. Instead of Thorah, the Vedas, Upanishads, Gita, Brahma Sutras, Purans will be more important there, but nobody will disregard Thorah anyway!
As per the note, the org confirmed as ‘RIHTS’ has completed acquiring the property and building located at 40 Gardiner Street in Warwick, RI’ on 10/03/2016.
The facts remain that the synagogue had been experiencing financial constraints and had even bought out the contract of Rabbi Richard Perlman about two and a half ago. He had been the rabbi and cantor at the temple for 15 years. According to Temple Am David President, Beth Veltri, some people from the congregation chose to follow the rabbi, while other left for other temples. The congregation then became so small that they felt it was in the best interest to file for receivership.
Actually, the purchased synagogue property at 40 Gardiner Street, Warwick, RI 02888 is now functioning as a Hindu temple with its highest sacredness since January (Jan 14) this year with its Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Pooja on Makar Sankranti first time there.
The Temple Society is going to celebrate Maha Shivratri on 24 Feb, 2017 at the Hindu Temple at 40 Gardiner Street, Warwick, RI 02888 again.