By COLlive reporter
Photos: Dov Ber Hechtman
The Chabad community shul in Remsen Village/East Flatbush, established in 2015, is set to purchase a new building to accommodate the Shul which has been growing steadily since its founding.
On Sunday evening, members gathered at the site of their future location at 305 Remsen Avenue, which they are currently in contract to purchase at the price of $6 million. The Shul seeks to raise $2 million next month through a RaiseThon campaign.
Community members gathered in the new building, to socialize and share ideas on how to expand and build the community, which serves hundreds of local families in the Remsen Village/East Flatbush area.
The Shul is led by board members Dovid Nissen Jacobs, Avrohom Bazes, Yossi Blachman and Shloime Zellermaier, and has become much more than a Shul to residents of the area, serving as a community center offering Shiurim, events and programs for men, women and children.
The festive event featured a full hot fleishig buffet and sushi from The Marketplace arranged by Chaim Kaminker, a dessert buffet, and l’chaim bar by community member Dovid Babinet.
Enjoying entertainment by musician Eli Beer, the members shared thoughts on the growth of the community and their plans for the future.
Shloime Hecht, a local real estate agent and member of the community, presented the plan to purchase the building, and various ways members could help reach the fundraising goal of $2 million. The Shul has teamed up with RaiseThon to bring the new building to fruition and make this longtime dream of expansion a reality.
Former board member Yehuda Shaffer pointed out that the building project is a personal one to every member of the Shul community.
“The event was warm and positive, and people showed great interest in getting involved,” the board members told COLlive.com. “Members were excited to be a part of the historic growth of the community, and are excited and energized to be a part of the effort.”
The plans for a Shul and Mikvah will be historic and signify the growth of the East Flatbush community, which has been growing by leaps and bounds as many in Crown Heights seek affordable housing and a warm family Shul to attend.
The new 18,000 square foot building will house a beautiful large Community Center, Shul, Mikvah, and kids program facilities, and will serve as a community hub for the Remsen Village/East Flatbush community.