Hanachas Even Hapina Held for Khal Zichron Yaakov
The Hanachas Even Hapina was held this afternoon for Rabbi Moshe Langer's shul, Khal Zichron Yaakov, in Chestnut Ridge. The celebration is especially poignant as this is the first shul to begin construction under the new House of Worship law in Chestnut Ridge.
"This shul is the first to have applied solely under the recently adopted House of Worship law," Chestnut Ridge Trustee Chaim Rose shares with Rockland Daily. "It's a true naches to see and participate in this momentous occasion."
The groundbreaking took place at Weiss Terrace, followed by a seudahs mitzvah and community siyum hashash. Rabbi Doniel Kleinman, Rov of K'Hal Nachlas Dovid in Brooklyn, was the guest speaker. There was also a special video presentation from Rov Moshe Shternbuch, head of the Eida Haharedit Rabbinical Court and dean of the post-high school yeshiva in Beit Shemesh.
Chestnut Ridge residents were on hand to share in the simcha along with Congressman Elect (Assembyman) Mike Lawler, Senator Bill Weber, Senator Elijah Reichlin Melnick, Legislator John McGowan, Town of Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht, Chestnut Ridge Mayor Sam Presti, Chestnut Ridge Trustee Shmuli Fromovitz, and Chestnut Ridge Trustee Chaim Rose amongst many other officials.
"I'm honored to attend the groundbreaking for Congregation Khal Zichron Yaakov in Chestnut Ridge this afternoon," Supervisor Specht tells Rockland Daily. "This is a great milestone for the synagogue, the Village of Chestnut Ridge, and our entire Town and community. Mazal tov to the congregation on this joyful event!"
"It's gratifying to see the hard work the congregation has put in to get the proper approvals and permits," says Chestnut Ridge Trustee Shmuli Fromovitz. "And their hard work has, baruch Hashem, paid off. Chestnut Ridge is a growing, vibrant and beautiful community with leadership that truly goes above and beyond for all its residents. This shul will be a real enhancement to our thriving village."