Earthquake damages Napa Valley Chabad center

By JTA
August 25, 2014 05:09

 
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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 Chabad.org 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 Chabad.org. “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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