OUR SYNAGOGUE WENT UP IN FLAMES!

HELP REBUILD & REGROW CHABAD

Dear Community,
 

It is with much sadness of heart that I inform you of a devasting fire that destroyed our synagogue early Wednesday morning after flames burned through the building for hours.


The arson investigators said the fire appeared to have started by someone outdoors in the carport and then extended into the attic space of The Chabad House, destroying every room in the building. Then just 3 days later, on Saturday, the center was broken into and vandalized. They don't yet know who did this and if he had any hate motives, we'll continue to update you as the investigation is ongoing. 

 

We thank G-d no one was in the building at the time and that our Torah scrolls and some of the holy books were saved!

We are all in shock and devastated at the disaster but we are also optimistic about rebuilding our community to much bigger and greater heights.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe taught us that after a devastating loss, comfort will be achieved through growth. Instead of looking back and anguishing over the loss, we channel those powerful feelings forward. We bring out our inner strength to help us grow stronger. Contort through growth.

This is our way forward!

We are embarking on a capital campaign towards building a new community center for Chabad. We will not let this tragedy hold us back. We will emerge from this stronger than ever.

With these funds, we can:

#1 Secure the immediate future by leasing a new facility & getting our programs back up and running.

#2 Purchase a new center for Chabad much bigger & better than the old one.

Please help us, together with family and friends, make this happen.

Donations towards this fund can be made by means of online donations, checks, matching grants, stocks, crypto, or legacy gifts.

 

Please help us secure and build the future for our community.
Thank you!
Rabbi Mendel

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