Ohab Zedek: Trailer A Good Option
Congregation Ohab Zedek of Belle Harbor was hit particularly hard by Sandy and the shul remains unusable. The Orthodox Union and UJA-Federation of New York provided funding for a trailer while the building is being repaired.
Rabbi Tsvi Selengut of Ohab Zedek says that things are coming along. In a letter to Rabbi Judah Isaacs, Director of the OU’s Department of Community Engagement, he wrote:
“I wanted to let you know that the situation here has really improved. Although, we are not back in our building, the trailer has been a very good second best. Seeing 80 people each Shabbos filling up the trailer has been the greatest experience this community has had in a long time. I want to thank you and the OU for really being there for us and helping along the way.”
Rabbi Selengut noted that all of the activities of the synagogue now take place in the trailer. He expressed the hope that the congregation can return to its building by the summer.