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JCC - Who??

Friday, 25 April, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Over the last few weeks, I have been working closely with the Chabad Building Committee on ideas for the design of the future Centre for Jewish Life and Learning. We are looking forward to presenting our concepts to the community on May 25.

It is an extremely exciting process by its nature, but this week there was a moment which went far beyond that.

While working with an Architect on the facade of the building, I struggled with conveying a design idea based on the second story windows of the building. In my effort to find an example for what I wanted to propose, I googled, 'Building JCC', looked through the images, and there I found it - a building that had the windows which I thought might be perfect for the west and north sides of the building. 

I clicked on the image to go to the webpage where it is posted, and there I found the name of the Centre, "The Mayer Kaplan JCC"!

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In my entire life, I have never before met another Meir Kaplan, let alone come across a building with my name on it. I definitely didn't expect it to be the name of the one building that had the design I liked... 

One can consider it a rare coincident; I added the incident to my lengthening list of Divine Providence for  this awesome project for Jewish life on Vancouver Island.

Comments on: JCC - Who??

Elisabeth Gelb wrote...

Dear Rabbi,
May the list of amazing coincidences keep growing until we reach our goal.
Shavuah Tov,

Yaacov Stein wrote...

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