Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor and Surfside, held a long-anticipated event on Sunday, March 10. Many years of struggle finally culminated in a jubilant groundbreaking ceremony held at the congregation’s construction site in Surfside. Several hundred people attended the gathering.
The program began with an introduction by Rabbi Simeon Schreiber, co-chair of the planning committee. A welcome by building campaign chairman Jack Gluck followed. Remarks were offered by synagogue president Aaron Weinberg. Rabbi Moshe Gruenstein, the rabbi of the shul, gave an inspiring d’var Torah.
The groundbreaking ceremony participants donned helmets and picked up shovels. It was an auspicious start to the long awaited construction of the beautiful new facility.
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About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.
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