UPDATE: Rabbi Litvin responds to KY’s Chabad Synagogue destroyed by weekend fire

Louisville Metro Arson Unit Investigating

UPDATE (4/25/22) – After the Chabad House of Louisville was destroyed in a weekend fire, Rabbi Shlomo Litvin, director of Chabad of the Bluegrass and the UK Jewish Student Center, responds.

In a social media post, Rabbi Litvin states in part, “Although fortunately no one was seriously injured and the Torahs were saved, the shrine was completely destroyed. My father spent the morning at looking for anything salvageable.

Source: Rabbi Litvin

Litvin went on to say, “My parents dedicate their lives to the Jewish community in Kentucky. During Passover, more than 250 people celebrated the Mitzvot of Seder and Matzah due to their work. Chabad is always there for everyone. Please consider being there for them in their time of need.

Fire

Source: Rabbi Litvin

Fundraising is underway to help. You can donate HERE.

LOUISVILLE, KY. (ASSOCIATED PRESS/WDRB) – A Kentucky arson unit is investigating after a fire destroyed a Louisville synagogue and worship center on the last day of Passover.

WDRB-TV reports that the fire started as a grease fire in a building adjoining Lou

Chabad House d’Isville early Saturday morning.

Firefighters brought it under control, but it apparently reignited around noon and the Chabad house caught fire.

No one was hurt, but the shrine and almost everything in it was destroyed.

Only the Torah scrolls were saved.

The Louisville Metro Arson Unit is investigating.

Chabad of Kentucky has set up a recovery fund. You can help by donating at the link below.

https://www.chabadky.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/3737380/jewish/Donate-to-Chabad.htm

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