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Post Fire: Alumni of Chabad @ CU Asking for Your Help

Dear Friends,

A few days ago catastrophe struck the Schaeffer Family Student Center at CU, when a fire broke out in the Deshe Social Hall on Friday night. The good news is that everybody is safe. Nobody was harmed. The sprinkler system worked and the fire was quickly extinguished. The bad news is, the damage to the beautiful new building is extensive, mostly from the water. Complete restoration will be time-consuming and most of the building will be unusable for at least a few weeks.

Fire Damage

Rabbi and Leah are reporting an incredible outpouring of love and support, with everybody saying the same thing: “What can I do to help?”

We are alumni of CU who are all closely connected and committed to Chabad at CU. And we know what you can do to help.

Donate!

Yes, they have insurance. Good insurance. So why donate? Here are a few good reasons:

1- There is a deductible.

2- Rabbi & Leah are so insanely busy this time of year. And now, instead of spending their time preparing for programs, tabling on campus, getting ready for the High Holidays, and fundraising for the most costly month of the year. Now they need to be meeting adjusters and contractors, so we need to get money for extra help fund– rabbinical students, extra cleaning and cooking staff, administrative help and professional crews to clean out the soot.

3- Insurance is great, but some things aren’t covered. For some items it may be eventually covered, but the immediate costs are still an issue. And the Chabad House needs to be up and running ASAP.

4- They will also need to get a tent setup outside to host the hundreds of students that will be coming to Chabad for the next few weeks. Shabbat Dinners, Rosh HaShanah Meals/Services, and Yom Kippur will all be held on the basketball court until the building is back.

Please DONATE at www.JewishCU.com/Donate or send a check to Chabad at CU (775 17th St. Boulder, CO)

Thank you in advance for your generosity. With blessing for a Shana Tova, a happy and healthy sweet New Year.

Go BUFFS!

Nicole Schaeffer, Class of 2008

Daniel Deshe, Class of 2011

Tzvi Darling, Class of 2013

About Tzvi

I am a member of the staff of Chabad @ CU, The Jewish Student Center at CU Boulder. Currently I'm also living and working in Israel, though I call Boulder home. I was born and raised in Steamboat, CO and attended CU for my BA degree in Jewish Studies.

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