BEDFORD, N.Y. - Chabad of Bedford will break ground on the $6 million, 12,000-square-foot synagogue on Sunday, June 14, at 220 South Bedford Road. 

Remarks will be made at 4:30 p.m. by Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, State Senator Shelly Mayer, State Assemblyman David Buchwald and Chabad of Bedford Rabbi Arik Wolf.

To honor this historic moment and at the same time safeguard public health during this pandemic, Chabad of Bedford will limit the ceremony, running from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., to 10 people or fewer. The limit of 10 people aligns with CDC guidance. 

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Chabad of Bedford families will take part in this socially-distanced day-long ceremony by reserving, in advance, a 10-minute time slot. Each family will have the opportunity to break ground, write a letter in the new Torah scroll, and put their stamp on an art piece that will reside in the new synagogue’s education wing. The ground breaking will be livestreamed. 

The new Chabad of Bedford Center will be a farmhouse-style, 2.5-story building that will house a sanctuary, an event hall, classrooms, offices and a library. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of 2021. 

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