By COLlive reporter
Jewish people from the United States and the world were shocked last week to read about the court-ordered demolition of the newly-built, $1 million Chabad House Hospitality Center in Towson, Maryland.
The article, first posted on COLlive.com, has been widely shared by Jews from all walks of life, expressing their concern that such an unprecedented decision must be carried out within 30 days.
A Charidy campaign setup to support the ongoing legal efforts to stop the destruction, has raised over $100,000 from over 1,000 donors. The campaign page has over 20,000 visits.
Now, a group of Chabad Shluchim from Maryland and around the country have formed a task force to prevent the destruction. They will be launching a major effort to ensure the future of the Jewish life at Towson.
The group includes Maryland Rabbis Levi Druk, Velvel Gopin, Mendy Kaplan, Kushi Shusterman and Shalom Zirkind, joined by Rabbis Eli Rivkin and Dovid Eliezrie from California, and coordinated by Rabbi Motti Seligson.
Levi Rabinowitz, from Baltimore, who has vast experience in crisis management, will be providing professional direction to this effort.
The Task Force goals are to create a comprehensive strategy to prevent the destruction of the Chabad House Hospitality Center, directed by Shluchim Rabbi Mendy and Sheiny Rivkin.
VIDEO: Chabad Towson Crisis: The Story.
Video produced and filmed by Mendel Katz
You can help this effort by making a donation at charidy.com/chabadtowson