The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. inside the 35,000-square-
A highlight of the ceremony will be the planting of a tree in honor of Tu B’Shvat, which celebrates the environment and agriculture. The event also will include a topping-out program and hard-hat tours of the major facilities under construction.
The new two-story building will be known as the Galbut Family Miami Beach Jewish Community Center in recognition of the first major donors to the JCC’s $12 million capital campaign. Located on a three-acre property along the Intracoastal Waterway, the project will feature a variety of specialized facilities to meet the recreational, cultural, creative and social needs of the Miami Beach Jewish community. These will include a state-of-the-
The property was made available to the JCC through a 99-year lease, provided by the City of Miami Beach. Construction was initiated with a construction loan that was generously guaranteed by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
According to Jerry Sokol, President and Campaign Chair of the Miami Beach JCC, the new building will fill a tremendous need for Jews living in and around the city.
“Miami Beach is the largest Jewish population center in the United States that lacks its own full-service Jewish community center,” Sokol said, “and this JCC will serve to unify our diverse constituents.”
For more information about the February 12 topping-out ceremony or plans for the new Miami Beach Jewish Community Center, please contact Jerry Sokol at 305-347-6514 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact JCC Executive Director Jay Roth at 305-534-3206 or at email@example.com.