Downtown Chicago’s Chabad House located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago is in danger of going under foreclosure.
Combating this, various friends and community members of the beloved Chabad House started a campaign on Facebook, Twitter and other social-media outlets to reach out to its many friends and supporters for their help in time of great need.
In 30 days Rabbi Meir Chai Benhiyoun, a Yom Kippur war veteran and Chabad Shliach of 25 years, must raise enough money to save the House on Dearborn Pkwy, a picturesque and quiet street amid the hustle and bustle of America’s “second city.”
Rabbi Benhiyoun, or just Meir Chai as his close-knit community knows him, kicked off Jewish life in Downtown Chicago almost from scratch and is now leading a flourishing community and preschool in the Loop, Lincoln Park and Gold Coast sections of Downtown Chicago.
Watching a small but vibrant community fighting for its survival is heart-rending but many say that this might just be one of the many times that Meir Chai and his dedicated wife Rivka pull off what seems to be the impossible.
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