NYC synagogue is fined $15,000 for hosting 7,000 maskless people at a huge wedding as Bill de Blasio slams the event as 'unacceptable' and warns of 'additional consequences'
On November 8, crowds gathered in the Yetev Lev temple in Brooklyn to celebrate the nuptials of Yoel Teitelbaum, grandson of Satmar Grand Rabbi Aaron Teitelman.
City Hall will levy a $15,000 fine against the Brooklyn synagogue that broke social distancing regulations by hosting thousands at a clandestine wedding for the grandson of a top religious official in the Hasidic community, Mayor Bill de Blasio said late Monday.
Hizzoner announced the fine and summons the day after The NY Post exposed how thousands packed into the Yetev Lev temple in South Williamsburg on Nov. 8 — dancing and singing at the top of their lungs with nary a mask in sight as they celebrate the nuptials of Yoel Teitelbaum, the grandson of Satmar Grand Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum.
“That’s just not acceptable, I mean, we’ve been through so much,” de Blasio told New York 1’s Errol Louis during his regular Monday appearance on ‘Inside City Hall.’ “This was amazingly irresponsible, just unacceptable.”