Community, Religious

Chabad of Parkland is breaking new ground

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Serving as the regional headquarters for Chabad of North Broward and South Palm Beach Counties, the Chabad of Parkland Center for Jewish Life is getting a facelift.

The interior design has been completed and construction is well underway. The designer incorporated a Feng Shui style showcasing natural elements such as earth, metal, water, and wood using muted colors of blues, grays, silvers, whites, and ivories to accentuate this stunning new temple’s facade.

The Center will feature a wall honoring one of the most influential Jewish spiritual leaders of our time, Rabbi Menacham Mendel Schneerson. Rabbi Schneerson is widely recognized as the drive behind the universal progression of the Chabad movement. The focal point of the sanctuary will be the Holy Ark, where the synagogue’s Torah scrolls are kept. After a lengthy permitting process, ground was finally broken for the new house of worship in 2015 and since then there has been a tremendous response from our community to see this project to its fruition.

The building’s architect, Kobi Karp, said of the design, “I used the community as inspiration for a sculptural building using indoor/outdoor spaces for congregation, assembly, and play. A key element in the design of the Chabad was orienting and placing the site to maximize natural light indirectly into the spaces.”

The Hebrew acronym ChaBaD, standing for wisdom, understanding and knowledge, is a way of life for some Jewish people of faith. Its philosophy that we must work together in an effort to make the world a better place by promoting acts of kindness is based on the teachings of Rabbi Schneerson.

The Center was founded in 1998 by the parents of current Rabbi Shuey Biston. These visionaries set out to enrich our daily life experience through development of the spiritual inner-self of each person. They created an environment of love and acceptance by teaching tolerance and awareness for all. Decades later, Chabad of Parkland has blossomed into a large and thriving community.

The campus at 7170 Loxahatchee Road, functions as a meeting place for social, religious, educational, cultural, and family friendly events. Congregates can partake in Hebrew school programs and weekly Kiddush luncheons that follow Shabbat morning services, along with numerous other activities taking place throughout the year for worshipers of all ages.

With custom doors, silver-leafed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and fresh landscape, the new site is scheduled for completion in early 2019. To contact the Chabad of Parkland Center for Jewish Life, call 954-970-9551 or visit ChabadofParkland.com.

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