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Islamic school plans to move onto St. Louis synagogue campus
An Islamic school in the St. Louis area, the Al Manara Academy, is planning to move onto the campus of a local synagogue, B'nai El Congregation in Frontenac, Mo.
By August, the Islamic day school plans to move to the space previously occupied by the Saul Mirowitz Day School-Reform Jewish Academy, according to the St. Louis Jewish Light. A conditional permit of use was approved Tuesday by the Frontenac City Council, limiting the number of students to 100, the newspaper said.
Amye Carrigan, B'nai El president, told the Jewish Light that a "firm, signed lease agreement" is not yet signed with the Reform congregation. "If and when it happens, I hope it's going to be a very positive thing for the community," she said. "This arrangement can be a wonderful opportunity for understanding and promoting positive outcomes."
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