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Aspen, CO - First Synagogue in Aspen to be Build by Chabad

Published on: April 1, 2008 03:50 PM
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Aspen, CO - Jews have been a part of life in Aspen since miners first staked claims in 1879.
But the Jewish congregation in the resort town for the last 30 years meeting place was in a church. Now Chabad is going to give Aspen its first synagogue.

The $16 million, 34,000-square-foot structure will occupy half a city block at 435 W. Main St. alongside exclusive boutiques, restaurants and high-priced hotels. The Jewish Community Center Chabad of Aspen, will include a sanctuary and lecture hall, ballroom, classrooms, library, gym, mikvah, kosher cafe and retail shop.

They bought the land in 2003 for $6.3 million and construction will begin this summer, with completion slated for 2010, according to Executive Director Rabbi Mendel Mintz, 32, who was sent to Aspen eight years ago with his wife, Leiba, after teaching in California and Georgia. [rockymountainnews]

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 Apr 02, 2008 at 02:43 PM Anonymous Says:

i dont think anyone was bashing or ignoring the wonderful work chabad does. relax and relax. we love chabad, well most of us anyway


 Apr 01, 2008 at 10:57 PM Mordcheh landau Says:

I travel to china once a month for business.I see the great work chabad does there. I dont think the torah world understands chabad, how effective they are and what they do for klal yisroel. i find the chabad rabbonim to have tremendus ahavas yisroel, and reach out to every yid. Kol Hakovod to chabad!!!!


 Apr 01, 2008 at 07:18 PM Anonymous Says:

I think it is great does anyone know who is funding the project? they should make a Jewish and Kosher Ski resort


 Apr 01, 2008 at 07:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Kol Hakovod to Chabad.


 Apr 01, 2008 at 07:06 PM Anonymous Says:

I don't understand why no one has posted a comment on this article.
It seems to me that, there are so many who oppose Chabad, that they would'nt at least give them their due. They are the only kiruv organization, who for the most part leave their family and friends
"Kehraf ayin". AS the Holy rebbe Mahrash said "Lechatchila a Riba".
Go and you will be succesful. I just wish, that the 'Hamon Am" would show Chabad the credit they deserve.


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