Early Sunday morning, a devastating fire had broken out at the Chabad House of Tallahassee headed by Rabbi Shneur and Chanie Oirechman, destroying the entire building.
By Anash.org reporter
Sunday morning at 4 a.m. a devastating fire had broken out at the Chabad House of Tallahassee headed by Rabbi Shneur and Chanie Oirechman, destroying the entire building.
The fire tore through the building, destroying hundreds of seforim, the communal kitchen and all other facilities. The Shul’s Sifrei Torah were also damaged in the fire.
The fire department has not let anyone into the building as the cause of the fire is still being investigated.
The Moris and Lillian Tabacinic Chabad Center served as a center for Jewish life in Florida’s capital for the past 10 years. Thousands of Jewish students and members of the community met one another at Shabbos and holiday services and meals, participated in Torah study, and witnessed acts of kindness that emanated to all areas.
“Chanie and I are shocked and overwhelmed by this terrible fire,” Rabbi Oirechman said in a statement to the Tallahassee community. “Fortunately, no one was injured. We are also committed to overcome this tragedy, and with G-d’s help, we will yet build a stronger and brighter future out of the ashes.