Nosson’s Shul Celebrates New Building in South Crown Heights

Nosson’s Shul in Crown Heights celebrated the grand opening of their new Shul and community center on Sunday. The ribbon-cutting and kvius mezuza were followed by a menorah lighting with music, dancing and Chanuka gelt.

By reporter

Members of the Crown Heights community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Nosson Shul’s new shul and community center on Sunday, Erev Chanuka. The ribbon-cutting and kvius mezuza were followed by a menorah lighting with lively music, dancing and Chanuka gelt.

The program began with Chanukah treats and arts and crafts for the children inside the new building. The crowd then proceeded outside to Brooklyn Avenue, which was blocked off by the NYPD, leaving plenty of space for everyone to gather.

Rabbi Yosef Braun, rov of Crown Heights, addressed the crowd, praising the members of the shul and its rabbi, Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Wilhelm. He mentioned how he would visit Nosson’s Shul when he lived nearby and enjoyed coming in to learn and daven. “May you continue to grow and may other shuls learn from Nosson’s Shul,” he said.

A surprise announcement was made that the building will be dedicated in merit of a refuah shleima for Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm, Yeshaya Zusya ben Chana Rivkah.

Rabbi Zushe and Esther Wilhelm were honored with the ribbon-cutting, which was followed by joyous music and dancing.

R’ Levi Huebner was honored with affixing the mezuza on the front doorpost. The crowd then entered the shul to daven mincha – the first minyan that was held in the new shul.

After davening, the crowd returned outside for the grand menorah lighting, performed by R’ Shloime Silver. Chanukah gelt was given out, accompanied by music, joyous song and dance.

Nosson’s Shul was established 11 years ago in the memory of Nosson Deitsch a”h. In the years since, it has grown, under the leadership of Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Wilhelm, and Shul President Mendy Wilhelm, to be a pride of the entire Crown Heights community.

The new 5000 square-foot corner property, on Brooklyn and Midwood, houses a Shul, classrooms for shiurim and children’s programs, a social hall, kitchen, library, and play areas.

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