Chabad Naperville Celebrates Opening of New Center

Chabad of Naperville hosted a grand opening celebration for its new Abrams Center for Jewish Life. The 8,000 square foot center has classrooms, a teen lounge, library, play area for kids, a sanctuary, and social hall.

By Anash.org reporter
Photos by DejaViewsUSA.com

Chabad of Naperville hosted a grand opening celebration for its new center, named the Abrams Center for Jewish Life.

The 8,000 square foot center will host programs and events, and serve as a place for community members, including youth, to meet up, get work done, or spiritually connect, Naperville’s News 17 reported. The center has classrooms, a teen lounge, library, play area for kids, a sanctuary, and social hall.

The event on Sunday featured multiple speakers, including Ken and Elaine Abrams whose donations made the center possible.

“To us the most important part of the building’s name is not our names. It’s the Center for Jewish Life,” said Elaine. “The purpose is to be a place for the community to meet, grow, socialize, make friends, learn our history.”

“We believe there are many Jewish people out there that are unaffiliated and people are looking for a connection, people are looking for spirituality and for something more,” said Chabad of Naperville’s Rabbi Mendy Goldstein. “And as long as there is a need, we are going to build.”

The guests were invited to tour the new center. A portion of the building is still unused, and Chabad of Naperville plans to expand there in the future.

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