NIA National Realty completes synagogue sale in Bergen County

NIA National Realty, a commercial real estate brokerage firm based in Paramus, announced recently it has negotiated the sale of two buildings serving as a synagogues in Bergen County.

The deal was for the sale of the former Temple Beth Or synagogue, located at 56 Ridgewood Road. It was purchased by St. Peter’s Mar Thoma Church, formerly located at 70 Cedar Lane in Teaneck. NIA National Realty’s Nina Bianco, vice president, brokered the deal.  Bianco also negotiated the sale of an adjacent residential property at 44 Ridgewood Road to serve as a parsonage for the church priest and family.

“The 22,000-square-foot, two-story building with an attractive sanctuary, offices, event spaces, library, several classrooms, full kitchen, and off-street parking lot was an excellent match for the growing needs of St. Peter’s Mar Thoma Church” Bianco said.

The seller, Temple Beth Or, was the original occupier of the building, which integrated with Temple Beth El of Closter in 2019 to form Kol Dorot, a reform Jewish community.

The second sale was for 660 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell to Kol Dorot. It was formally owned by Oradell office Holdings LLC. The property will serve as the new home of the two merged congregations, the former Temple Beth Or and Temple Beth El. The building is currently being renovated to house a sanctuary, offices, a preschool, religious education classrooms and a variety of other meeting rooms.