After purchasing a 27,000-square-foot building at the center of campus last July, the Chabad House is set to offer Jewish students live-in dorms.
Massive gatherings among New York’s Hasidim have been a major point of tension between the community and state officials.
The money they used was “the proceeds of embezzlement, misappropriation, and fraud.”
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“I’m not going to allow that to stop us from celebrating our faith and spreading the light,” Rabbi Shlomo Litvin said.
What if a rabbi defrauded his congregants and the federal government while enriching himself by millions of dollars?
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Now that the students know how much support they are getting, they have decided not just to repair the house, but to build a new one that’s bigger.
“For many Jews, they know (or at least know about) a rabbi on or near their campus”
A GoFundMe page for the center said the estimated damage was between $150,00 and $200,000.