A huge fire hit a Chabad House in Tallahassee, Florida, early Sunday morning, causing extensive damage to the property.
Currently, fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire that engulfs the Morris and Lillian Tabacinic Chabad Center in the area.
The center is very important to the Jewish community since it has served as a center for Jewish life for the last decade and was a beacon of light, full of the beauty and joy of Jewish life.
According to reports, thousands of Jewish students and members of the Tallahassee community met one another at Shabbos and Yom Tov davening and at meals, participated in Torah study, and witnessed acts of kindness that emanated to all areas.
Rabbi Schneur Z. Oirechman of the Chabad House is shocked by the fire, and he vowed to do his best to build a much bigger and stronger Chabad House in the future.
“Chanie and I are shocked and overwhelmed by this terrible fire; 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,” Oirechman said.
“While that is something no fire can negate, we are now faced with the destruction not only of the building, but of our Torah scrolls, literally hundreds of books, and our kitchen and all our other facilities,” Oirechman added.
Sources reveal a fundraiser is expected to soon be launched to assist the Chabad House in recovering from this devastating incident.