Youth & Education Center
With the success of our programs over the years we have simply run out of space and it's time we join together to secure our future.
This project is an extraordinary, community-changing opportunity. The new construction will include a 12,000 square foot youth and education center which will provide space for expanded youth and adult education programming, services, community events and the Chaya Mushka Preschool. In addition to the spacious building, plans include beautiful green space and a new 2,000 square foot women's mikvah. Mikvah represents the ultimate celebration of life and of the power given by G-d, exclusively to women, to create life.
From Rabbi and Dassie New
We are blessed to have a thriving and growing community. We are in the midst of the most significant event in many years. Our beautiful Campus is undergoing a major transformation with the construction of the Jeff and Carrla Goldstein Youth & Education Center and the development of a new modern Mikvah. These projects will propel our community forward and ensure that we remain relevant and vibrant for the next 25 years. We encourage you to get involved with the Mikvah project. Your financial support is critical to the success of this project and will enhance the ability of our community to continue to perform this wonderful mitzvah.
Youth & Education Center
Youth Services and Programming
Expanded Adult Education
Atlanta Rabbinical College
Chaya Mushka Children's Preschool
Children & Adults with Special Needs Activities
Summer and Winter Camps
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Read the article about the groundbreaking at bottom of page (scroll down).
View photos from the groundbreaking ceremony:
Chabad of Georgia and Congregation Beth Tefillah embarked on a new and exciting chapter in its history with the recent groundbreaking for a major expansion of its campus in Sandy Springs. Rabbis, city representatives, donors and supporters dug the first ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt Sunday at the groundbreaking event, marking the beginning of the construction project to build the Jeff and Carrla Goldstein Youth and Education Center. Children attending the party painted tiles that will be featured in the new building while adults enjoyed brunch and shmoozed.
Ian Ratner, President of Congregation Beth Tefillah and head of the building’s steering committee, kicked off the event by welcoming about 300 supporters, donors, and volunteers who helped to make the dream a reality.
Phil Cuba, head of the construction committee thanked the professionals who made the construction possible: architects from Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, builders from Gay Construction, and Regions Bank.
Karen Meinzen McEnerny representing the Sandy Springs City Council, spoke about the impact Chabad and the Chaya Mushka Children’s House have on the community. She noted the importance of instilling children with religious values.
The party then moved outside where golden shovels and hard-hats were props for the ceremony. Rabbi Yossi New, Chabad of Georgia’s Executive Director and Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Tefillah, opened the speeches by connecting the ceremony to this week’s Torah portion about dreams and making dreams come to fruition. He thanked everyone in the crowd for making this dream come true.
Jeff Goldstein, lead patron of the project, stressed that his reason for his involvement in this particular project is that he is investing in Jewish education and that equals investing in future generations and so he was inspired to support a youth and education center.
Finally, the children attending really “launched” the project by launching balloons in the air.
Rabbi Isser New, Associate Director of Chabad of Georgia says “this is really a community changing project and a truly exciting time for the Atlanta Jewish Community.” He added that “construction should begin this month and with a little divine intervention could be done by the High Holidays.
The final stage of the expansion will be a state-of-the-art women's mikvah when funds are available.