Sunday, September 02, 2007

Agoura Chabad begins construction

Chabad of the Conejo invites residents to a festival and ground breaking at 11 a.m. Sun., Sept. 9 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills.
The event will feature live music, dignitaries, refreshments and the ceremonial placing of the foundation stone for a new campus.
A major capital campaign is underway to build the New Chabad of the Conejo Community Campus at the site of its current Agoura Hills center. The organization has acquired the empty parcel in back of the existing center for the campus expansion.
The proposed project has two phases: the construction of a new Center for Jewish Life on the empty lot and the demolition of the existing building in front to erect a new synagogue.
The new Chabad Community Campus will enable the organization to increase enrollment of its Hebrew School, Hebrew High and adult education programs and also increase the capacities at community events and Shabbat services.
Planned new programs include senior programming for the elderly, the Parenting Place for new and expectant parents, and additional Friendship Circle activities for children with special needs.
Chabad began in 1979 in a small storefront and has since expanded into a network of nine community centers spanning the Conejo Valley.

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