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Sloatsburg: Thruway Summer Tefillah Area to Open Today

The popular Minchah-Maariv area utilized every summer by tens of thousands of men traveling to the Catskills will open today. Located at the Sloatsburg rest area on the northbound side of the New York State Thruway, the area was designated as a “prayer zone” after intense negotiations to serve the many members of the frum community who travel frequently to the Catskills during the summer months.

Located midway between the city and the mountains, the Sloatsburg rest area has long been a landmark on the drive upstate and has traditionally been the designated Minchah-Maariv spot for the many men who travel on Thursday nights to spend a long weekend with their families.

While the Thruway Authority has designated a spot at the Sloatsburg rest area for minyanim, it is important to remember that this area is to be used for…


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