Updated: Sunday, 14 Oct 2012, 6:43 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 14 Oct 2012, 12:30 PM EDT
MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Firefighters in Milford were called out Sunday to fight a fire at the Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont.
The fire was reported around 9:30 a.m. Smoke damaged the stained glass window and even though the building is standing, it's completely gutted inside.
Report It photos and videos submitted to News 8 showed smoke coming from the small, historic building.
Rabbi Schneur Wilhelm told News 8 it was not arson. He says fire investigators told him they believe it was an electrical fire. They will try to raise funds to rebuild and restore.
He also told the New Haven Register that the two Torahs, a Shofar and a citron box were saved.
The building is more than 80 years old, and is on the state and national register of historic places. Below is a 2007 reference to the building by the National Register of Historic Places, calling it one of the Historic Synagogues of Connecticut .
"The Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont, Milford is a resort synagogue along the shore of Long Island Sound. A modest frame structure in the Colonial Revival style, with a larger community hall next door, the synagogue is in an excellent state of preservation."