Oceanside Jewish center emerges from Sandy damage

The Freidberg Jewish Community Center was damaged by Sandy when nearly four inches of sludgy seawater seeped into the building. (1/20/13)

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OCEANSIDE - A Jewish center in Oceanside bustled with hundreds of people today as it officially reopened, months after Superstorm Sandy brought floodwaters into the building.

The Friedberg Jewish Community Center was damaged by the storm when nearly four inches of sludgy seawater seeped into the building. The floors, walls and furniture of the building were damaged, and it took nearly $2 million worth of repairs to get the center back in shape.

Even while the center was closed for repairs, however, it was still helping the residents of Oceanside get back on their feet. People with the center gave out water, food and supplies to families in need.

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