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$2.5 million Jewish museum to be in Chabad House

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 7:55am IST | Agency: dna

A press release sent by the Chabad Lubavitch movement has stated that a $2.5 million dollar Jewish Museum will be coming up in Chabad House once it re-opens on August 26.

The museum will be coming up in the fourth and the fifth floor.

Chabad House or Nariman House in Colaba was shut ever since the 26/11 attacks. Though Chabad services were running from other places, the place was shut due to no repairs and then a dispute.

Rabbi Gavriel and his five month pregnant wife, Rivka Holtzberg, who used to run the services, were killed along with four others. Their two-year-old son, Moshe, was rescued by his nanny and lives in Afula, Israel.

Chabad House is a community center that mainly caters to Israelis and Jews. They are run by the Chabad Lubavitch movement, which has such centers over 70 countries. They have synagogues, prayer halls, offer Kosher food, run Torah classes and act as guest houses for those visiting the city.

On the day of re-opening, 25 Rabbis from across Asia will be present. "The celebrations will include the unveiling of plans for a $2.5 million Jewish Museum that will occupy the fourth and fifth floors of the building," stated the press release. "This six-story building was continuously operating until the attack," said Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky, the new Rabbi who will is presently looking after the Chabad services in the city. "We're not moving into a new building; we are returning to our original building and we will be continuing and expanding all the activities that took place here."

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