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Jewish prayer books damaged during superstorm Sandy are (Credit: Barry Sloan)

Jewish prayer books damaged during superstorm Sandy are given a traditional burial in the Jewish section of a cemetery at the Central Islip Psychiatric Center. (Oct. 13, 2013)

LI psych center's cemetery restoration

A paupers' cemetery for patients at the now-shuttered Central Islip Psychiatric Center will be restored, a group of religious leaders, state officials and law school executives said.

First-year Touro Law student Anthony Casalaspro, right, places
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First-year Touro Law student Anthony Casalaspro, right, places a box of Jewish prayer books damaged during superstorm Sandy into a grave for a traditional burial as Samuel Levine, left, director of Touro Law Center's Jewish Law Institute, left, looks on. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Jewish prayer books damaged during superstorm Sandy are
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Jewish prayer books damaged during superstorm Sandy are given a traditional burial in the Jewish section of a cemetery at the Central Islip Psychiatric Center. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Jewish prayer books damaged during superstorm Sandy receive
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Jewish prayer books damaged during superstorm Sandy receive a traditional burial in the Jewish section of the Central Islip Psychiatric Center's cemetery. (Oct. 13, 2013)

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The entrance to the Jewish section of the
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The entrance to the Jewish section of the Central Islip Psychiatric Center cemetery (Oct. 13, 2013)

A 1910 marker for the Central Islip Psychiatric
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A 1910 marker for the Central Islip Psychiatric Center's cemetery. The New York State Office of Mental Health, Touro Law Center, and Community Association for Jewish At-Risk Cemeteries announced a partnership to restore the cemetery. (Oct. 13, 2013)

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