Governor Jeb Bush to Head Tribute Committee for Chabad's Gala Event


February 28, 2005

Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater Boynton will be celebrating a grand milestone, its first decade of service to the greater Boynton community, with a gala banquet honoring Mr. Ned L. Siegel on Sunday, April 3, 2005. The evening will be held at The Woodfield Country Club, Grande Ballroom, in Boca Raton, Florida.

In recognition of Boynton's booming Jewish community of 50,000, which serves as a model of Chabad-Lubavitch outreach and communal work, a distinguished tribute committee was formed.

This tribute committee which will applaud Mr. Siegel for partnering with and bringing Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater Boynton into its second decade, will be headed by the Honorable Governor Jeb Bush, Honorary Chairman.

Rabbi Sholom Ciment, Executive Director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater Boynton said that he was deeply moved by the prominent community leaders who have united behind Mr. Siegel to show their appreciation for Mr. Siegel and for his work on behalf of Chabad-Lubavitch.

A specially commissioned Sefer Torah scroll will bring the "Torch of Judaism" from the eldest to the youngest of the Jewish people. "This is the essence of Ned; to ensure the continuity, safety and flourishing success of his people," says Rabbi Ciment. The Siegel family will be completing the final letters in the new new Torah scroll.

The goal of the $1000 a plate evening is to retire the $1.5 million debt on the current $4 million Chabad campus, thus allowing it to continue to build for the future.

On the drawing board is the immediate construction of a school, a Mikvah, the expansion of Chabad's resplendent 600 seat sanctuary, the launching of a satellite center to meet the expanding needs of the western Boynton communities, the establishment of "The Friendship Circle" which will team and facilitate volunteer teenagers with the areas handicapped and specially challenged children, the construction of a "boundless" recreation plaza for the hundreds of children within the community, and much more.

The main building on Chabad's campus will be re-named "The Siegel Family Jewish Center."

For more information call Chabad-Lubavitch at (561) 732-4633.

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