A surprise flood on Thursday night, December 17 and early Friday morning December 18, has destroyed the Chabad Preschool and the main offices of Chabad of South Broward Headquarters. The flood that came without any warning damaged a relatively small geographic area, specifically Hallandale Beach and the coastal cities nearby.
The hardest hit area of Hallandale Beach was Hallandale Beach Boulevard and 14th Avenue, the intersection where the Chabad center is located. It will take several weeks to know the extent of the damages to the synagogue and mikvaos.
An emergency fund has been set up to help Chabad continue their schools, move into temporary offices, and continue all their programs. Donations may be sent to Chabad of South Broward, 1295 East Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL, 33009.
Donations can also be wired to ABA# 063000021, Wachovia Bank N.A.,
1000 East Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, Chabad account # 2000023637296.
For more information or to offer assistance, please call 954-243-8680.