80 Years Later, a 770 for Texas

Exactly eighty years after 770 Eastern Parkway was purchased to become Chabad headquarters, a new $2.5 million Chabad house was dedicated in El Paso, Texas, modeled after the now-famous building.

By Anash.org reporter

Exactly eighty years after 770 Eastern Parkway was purchased to become Chabad headquarters, a new $2.5 million Chabad house was dedicated in El Paso, Texas, modeled after the now-famous building.

The building was inaugurated with a private ceremony this week, in compliance with local and federal health guidelines. A small crowd gathered on-site and many more watched the ceremony online.

Participants heard from shluchim Rabbi Yisroel and Levi Greenberg and the shluchos, followed by a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The mezuza was then affixed to the front door, and the crowd brought the sifrei Torah into the new shul.

The new center, an expansion of the earlier Chabad House, has a larger shul, social hall, lobby, library as well as a meat and dairy kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art appliances.

The front of the building — a three-peak, brown brick facade — is a replica of the Chabad World Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. The building thus joins the tens of other replicas built in the decades since the original 770 was built.

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