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Aventura Chabad holds groundbreaking for $12 million, 44,000-square-foot building

George Hanz, Jacob Serfati, Isaac Wakszol and Rabbi Laivi Forta at the Aventura Chabad groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 6, 2016.
George Hanz, Jacob Serfati, Isaac Wakszol and Rabbi Laivi Forta at the Aventura Chabad groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 6, 2016. ctrainor@miamiherald.com

Members of the Aventura Chabad held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6, for a new $12 million, 44,000-square-foot building with two sanctuaries, one for the Chabad community and one for the Sephardic community.

The new building will have a ballroom that can host 600 guests, as well as a preschool and classrooms with the latest technologies, a library and multi-purpose rooms, and a rooftop with gardens for outdoor events. Construction will take 12-18 months, according to executives at the Chabad, 21001 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura.

The synagogue bought the property over 25 years ago, working out of a trailer for many years. Membership — about 300 families — outgrew the current building, according to the Chabad, which offers religious services, Hebrew school, adult and youth education programs, Bikur Cholim, summer camp and a women’s mikvah.

To learn more, visit www.chabadfl.org or call 305-933-0770.

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