By COLlive reporter
The Chabad Center at the University of Delaware continues to work on rebuilding its facility after being torched by an arsonist in August. The most recent support they received is warming hearts.
Last week, leaders of the Islamic Society of Delaware (ISD) met with the center’s director, Rabbi Avremel Vogel to present him with the funds they collected in their community for the renovation efforts.
Meeting Rabbi Vogel were Sheikh Abdul Hadi, imam for the Muslim community in Delaware; Irfan Patel, President of the Islamic Society of Delaware; and Dr. Muqtedar Khan, professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware.
“When the Chabad House at the University of Delaware campus was set on fire, by an arsonist few months ago, Islamic Society of Delaware and the Muslim community of DE came together to show solidarity with the local Jewish community and the Jewish students of UD, in particular,” they said.
“Holding steadfast to its interfaith principles, ISD initiated a fundraising initiative to help Chabad House reconstruct their building. And through our community’s contributions we were able to raise $4,500,” they reported.
The gesture, announced on social media, has garnered positive reactions from people of all faiths, praising the solidarity and care.