The budding young-Lubavitch Shul in Jerusalem has secured a new location for their Shabbos Minyan. The new space is beautiful, spacious, and centrally located.
The Shul began operating on Nissim Bachar St. during the height of Corona. The founders, Zalmy Mochkin and Yisrael New, sensed young Lubavitchers’ need for a “familiar” vibe in Yerushalayim, inspiring them to start a “heimisher” Shabbos minyan. Since that first week the Minyan has grown, as more and more young men and women have found a place at Anshe Moshe.
Rivka van Velzen, a young woman who has been attending Shul from the start, described the progress: “It’s beautiful to see how the shul has been growing. It became a place where people are happy to go to and where people feel welcome. I’m sure for a lot of people it feels like home far away from home, very family-like. May the shul continue to grow and may everyone always feel at home in the shul!”
Anshe Moshe, the name chosen by this young community for their Shul, encapsulates the uniting factor of this minyan: their commitment to practicing a warm, intense, and involving Yiddishkeit as defined by the Moshe of our generation – The Rebbe. Yitzchok Deutch, a young-man from South Africa commented, “The name of our Shul reminds us of what we ought to aspire to.”
In essence, the search for a larger location began almost a year ago, but finding a space for a large crowd in the narrow streets of Nachlaot can prove challenging. At a Farbrengen during the month of Sivan a few young members of the community renewed their commitment to finding a new space, and raising the necessary funds for its operation.
Different options were explored and pursued, and with some hishtadlus and a lot of siata deShemaya, a large vacant Shul in the heart of Nachlaot was identified. After some negotiations, consideration, and a few Lechaims, on the Thirteenth of Tammuz, the contract was signed–the budding Shul had acquired a new home. A fiery Farbrengen ensued, celebrating the Chag Hageulah and this great milestone for Anshe Moshe.
This past Shabbos, Shul-goers streamed into the new location for the very first time. Davening was preceded by Chassidus, and followed by a Heimishe Kiddush in honor of Shabbos Mevarchim. Men, women, and children, young and old, joined together on Shabbos and with excitement in the air they looked forward to continuing on from strength to strength.
The new shul has two entrances. Women’s entrance – Rechov Gilboa 22, Men’s entrance – Rechov Ezra Rafael 22. Chassidus – 10 AM, Shacharis – 10:45.
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