Jun 10, 2010
Mikvah to Open with 770 Shovel
The groundbreaking for 770 Eastern Parkway, Lubavitch headquarters

The shovel the Rebbe held at the groundbreaking of 770 will be used for the groundbreaking of a new Mikvah in Crown Heights.

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.



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1
Berl
Go Moshe Pinson!!
(6/10/2010 11:55:07 PM)
2
Thank You Moshe Pinson
Moshe your the best
Yashar Koach from all of C-H
(6/11/2010 12:35:03 AM)
3
street name
its lefferts ave not boulevard
(6/11/2010 1:05:26 AM)
4
Shovel
Who has the shovel? how did they get it?

(6/11/2010 2:03:01 AM)
5
Moshe
Is the founder Moni is the president!
(6/11/2010 3:19:50 AM)
6
A proud parent
I'm very impressed with the young generation. You get the job done. Being that the neighborhood is growing and expanding, this is a necessity. Thank you
(6/11/2010 7:49:44 AM)
7
SHOVEL
WHERE WAS THE SHOVEL ALL THIS TIME TILL NOW ?? WHO HAD IT THE WHOLE TIME TILL NOW ??
(6/11/2010 11:54:33 AM)
8
Shovel was raffled off a few years back, no ?
I recall the shovel being raffled off a few years back when they were raising money for finishing 770, no? The tickets were $770each.
(6/11/2010 7:04:42 PM)
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