Young Israel of Kendall is celebrating the 25th anniversary in its location in Pinecrest, and in honor of the occasion, the congregation is planning a community- wide dinner event on Thursday, May 31, during which the synagogue and all of its members and friends will be honored on having achieved this unique 25-year milestone.
Rabbi Hershel Becker said that when the synagogue first moved into the area, it began with a small house, which was used to conduct daily services and to provide a meeting place and other services for the community. But it was not long afterwards when a vision of a magnificent new building became a reality, as plans and construction of the current beautiful sanctuary, mikvah, classrooms, library, meeting rooms, administrative offices, and kitchen and catering facilities, were completed.
Young Israel of Kendall is located centrally one block east of Suniland Shopping Center in Pinecrest.
In addition, the synagogue is marking the occasion at its dinner event and festivities by recognizing honorees of its annual dinner event over the past 25 years. Part of the evening’s planned programs is to give special recognition to those community leaders who have been instrumental in building and maintaining the synagogue’s presence in the community. The evening’s festivities will commence at 6:30 p.m., with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a catered dinner, music and planned activities. A journal ad book will be on hand as a keepsake of the 25-year celebration and the dinner event.
For information about the dinner event and the ad book, contact the synagogue office at 7880 SW 112 St., Pinecrest, FL 33156, telephone 305- 232-6833. Information also can be obtained on the synagogue’s website at www.youngisraelofkendall.com.