The fast growing Bnai Emunah Chabad community of Pittsburgh, under the leadership of Rabbi Elchonon Friedman, broke ground for a new double mikvah complex in the Greenfield neighborhood to service the local Lubavitchers and community members.
By Anash.org reporter
Photos: Yodah Photo
Bnai Emunah Chabad of Pittsburgh, under the leadership of Rabbi Elchonon Friedman, broke ground for a new double mikvah complex in the Greenfield neighborhood to service the local Lubavitchers and community members.
It was over five years ago that the idea for a new mikvah came up, but one delay after the next prevented the work from beginning. Just this past month, after years of efforts, the community finally broke ground for the new mikvah.
The complex which will be built will contain both a men’s mikvah, and a mikvah tahara. It will service the community as well as the large number of Lubavitchers who live in the Greenfield neighborhood, which is part of the greater Pittsburgh area.
Addressing the crowd at the groundbreaking was Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld, Head Shliach to Western Pennsylvania. In attendance were a number of local shluchim and a large crowd from the community.
The Bnai Emunah Chabad – Greenfield community was established approximately ten years ago, and has grown in leaps and bounds since. Every year sees more Lubavitchers moving into the area and joining the community. Earlier this month, Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh announced the purchase of a new campus in the Greenfield area, where the boys school will be relocating to, giving another huge boost to the community.
With the community’s expansion, the shluchim have been expanding their activities to meet the growing need. Earlier this year, Rabbi Friedman brought down Rabbi Yitzi and Miri Goldwasser to focus full time on growing mivtzoim and other activities in the area.
“The new mikvah is yet another step in the community’s development,” Rabbi Friedman told Anash.org. “We invite those who are exploring different communities to come check out Greenfield, which is quickly growing to be a full fledged Lubavitch community.”
To find out more information about the Bnai Emunah Chabad – Greenfield community, please contact Rabbi Friedman at (412) 980-4798.
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