Saturday, August 8, 2015

Congratulations to the Chabad of East Boca Raton

Sallie James at The Coastal Star has this article about the new synagogue to be built in East Boca Raton; here are the opening paragraphs from the article:
     They say three times is a charm. But in the case of Chabad of East Boca Raton, it was actually more.
     After four hours of lengthy discussion, City Council members late July 28 voted 5-0 in favor of the ambitious beachside orthodox synagogue. [emphasis added] The project was up for reconsideration because two appeals challenging the Planning and Zoning Board’s site plan approval had been filed by unhappy neighborhood groups.
     “We are very appreciative and very elated that the Council affirmed its previous approval. We look forward to moving forward from here,” said a smiling Rabbi Ruvi New, as he clasped hands with joyous congregants.
     Council members voted to affirm the previously approved site plan with a modification to ensure the project has adequate handicap parking. The synagogue is planned for 770 E. Palmetto Park Road.
     “In Jewish law, when something occurs three times it sets a precedent,” New said. “We were confident that the precedent would stand.”
Curiously, Rabbi New and his proposed synagogue had to deal with his version of the "red and white" sign brigade. What is it about red/white signs and THE BEACH! in Palm Beach County?

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