Congregation Bais Shmuel Chabad in Crown Heights is inviting the community to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Mikvah Mei Chaya Mushka on Sunday, June 13.
The new women’s Mikvah, the second for the Brooklyn Chassidic neighborhood, will be built at a cost of $1.5 million.
Located on Lefferts Avenue between Troy and Schenectady Avenues, the building of the state-of-the-art Mikvah is expected to take a year and a half if all goes according to plan.
The ceremony, taking place on election day for the local Jewish Community Council, will run from 11 AM to 12 PM, with the shul’s Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson and other notable speakers.
COLlive.com has learned that the shovel the Lubavitcher Rebbe used at the groundbreaking ceremony of 770 Eastern Parkway – Lubavitch Headquarters in 1988 will be used in the groundbreaking on Sunday.
Rocks from the 770 groundbreaking will also be incorporated into the building, says Moshe Pinson, founder and president of Bais Shmuel Chabad.
“This is a momentous occasion, which is long overdue,” he told COLlive.