Simchagate Scandal Rocks Fort Lee Synagogue

Simchagate Scandal Rocks Fort Lee Synagogue

Fort Lee, NJ – The president of a synagogue here was accused this week of sabotaging the congregation’s Simchat Torah celebration last September by purposely jamming the aisles and other dance areas so members could not move about easily while trying to participate in the festive holiday occasion.

Bris Bristie, president of the Fort Lee House of Prayer and Bingo, denied that he intentionally created the dancing congestion, known as yidlock, as a way of getting even with congregants who didn’t vote for him in the last shul election.

“I had no knowledge of the yidlock or anything else,” Bristie declared yesterday.