Spring Valley halts makeshift-matzo making operation

Spring Valley building department officials have shut down a makeshift-matzo making operation until a proper inspection is conducted. Deputy building inspector Manny Carmona says Rabbi Aaron Winternitz

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2014, 8:59 PM

Updated 3,643 days ago

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Spring Valley halts makeshift-matzo making operation
Spring Valley building department officials have shut down a makeshift-matzo making operation until a proper inspection is conducted.
Deputy building inspector Manny Carmona says Rabbi Aaron Winternitz converted an old bus into a matzo making factory for Passover. The bus has fans, supplies and gas and electric piped in from his home on Wilsher Drive. Police discovered the makeshift bakery last week after a neighbor complained of smelling smoke.
Carmona says Winternitz was issued a letter that stated he cannot use the oven in the bus until a professional proves the oven is safe and is built up to code. Carmona says he also wants the bus detached from the rabbi's home immediately.


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