Press Release /Nov-2013
Building A New Jewish Home In Coral Springs.
Don’t just learn history: make history. The residents of the South Florida Jewish community will have a chance to take part in a modern day Chanukah miracle. While we celebrate the holiday for eight days, Rabbi Hershey Bronstein has led the Chabad Synagogue of Coral Springs for eight years, building a devoted and dynamic membership. As our ancestors knew, sometimes you have to break the mold to uncover the essence. During eight years of growth, the members at Chabad synagogue have had to make too many adjustments to the lack of space at the current location. Thanks to hard work and divine providence , The community was able to break past the barriers to secure the ideal location for the future Chai center .
“I look forward to trading in our traveling chairs for a grand location befitting a communal institution such as this,” says Rabbi Bronstein. The new home can properly house a flourishing preschool, complete with state of the art playground equipment and a successful Hebrew school. New and exciting programs such as Mommy and Me, teen programs, educational and social programs, senior programs, Shabbatons, and full High Holiday services can all be planned. Housing the only fully kosher social hall and caterer in the area will also draw interest for miles.
To members of the community, Chabad Synagogue is like home. In the new location, where special occasions can be shared, spiritual growth can be explored, and children’s education can be nurtured, people can look to their new “home” as a reassuring constant in their lives. The chosen name for the project is quite telling—Rabbi Bronstein envisions that the Chai Center will be a warm place which is an important part of their “Life.” From the Gan Shalom preschool, which can provide a nourishing Jewish education with devoted, caring teachers, to High Holiday services where no one need be turned away due to space constraints, the Chai Center will enrich the lives of the community in countless ways.
Estimated to cost $1.8 million, and designed by noted architect Itamar Goldenholz of Goldenholz & Associates Architects & Planners, the project will require the community’s full participation. The building is located on the corner of Coral Ridge Dr. and the Sawgrass Expressway, on the main street facing a major intersection and the Chai Centers presence there will truly be a place of honor.
The Chabad Synagogue of Coral Springs is launching a capital campaign to ensure that they can create for the residents of the South Florida Jewish community a Jewish institution which suits their needs to a tee. This congregation which began in the rabbi’s apartment, and moved to a storefront, leasing other sites along the way for larger activities, is now ready to dedicate its new home. But it will take many modern day Maccabees to make it happen. The capital campaign is planned to culminate with the shul’s 10 year anniversary and the build out and construction to be completed and celebrated with a grand opening ceremony before next year’s High Holidays, September 2014. Please visit www.mychaicenter.com for sponsorship opportunities for every budget.