Long awaited new premises for Jewish centre in Gants Hill opens its doors
PUBLISHED: 17:18 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:18 05 October 2017
A much-loved community centre for the Jewish population in Redbridge officially opened its doors last week.
The long awaited new Chabad Lubavitch Centre in Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill was opened by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
The centre was packed to the brim with excited attendees including the Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Linda Huggett, Ilford MPs Mike Gapes and Wes Streeting and Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin MBE, the executive director of the centre.
Chief Rabbi Mirvis “captivated the audience with his poignant message” and praised the centre’s leaders Rabbi Aryeh and Devorah Sufrin “for their ongoing drive and enthusiasm.”
It will host many events for the Jewish community and its grand opening on Wednesday, September 27, was a “dream come true”, said Rabbi Sufrin,
He added: “A project like this takes friends and partners and I’m delighted that we secured friends over many years who appreciate and value the vision of Chabad across Essex who have partnered with us to make this new centre a reality.”
The centre will be known as Doris Schpiro House, after the grandmother of Andrea and Jonathan Dennis and family, who helped kickstart the financial side of this project.
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