Chabad House Destroyed By Earthquake




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    Chabad House Destroyed By Earthquake

    A strong magnitude-6.0 earthquake rocked Northern California’s scenic Napa wine country around 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning, injuring more than 100 people, and causing significant damage to many buildings, including Chabad of Napa Valley, directed by Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum ● Full Story, Pictures, Donate

    Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency / JTA

    The Napa Valley Chabad Jewish Center suffered damage in a 6.1 magnitude earthquake.

    The quake hit early Sunday morning and Napa was declared a disaster area by California Gov. Jerry Brown.

    Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum, who has directed the Chabad house since 2006, told the website that he found broken glass and furniture strewn everywhere, as did most of his neighbors.

    Tenenbaum said he waited outside with his neighbors until the light of day before entering the center, which also is his home, to view the damage.

    “I went to check up on people in the area and found that they were in a similar situation,” Tenenbaum told “Their houses are standing but everything inside has been ruined. Thank G‑d, this happened in

    the middle of the night when we were in our beds, and not in other parts of our homes where heavy bookcases fell over.”

    Many homes in the area, including Chabad, remain without power.

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