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Congregation breaking ground for a new school

Members of the Temple of Israel are building a new school. Members of the Temple of Israel are building a new school.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Several members of the Temple of Israel gathered for the groundbreaking of their new school Monday morning.

The congregation started raising the funds for the new building last fall, and they have pulled together more than $1 million.

The temple of Israel has been renting a building on Market Street for three years. The growing community has outgrown that space.

The new center will be named for Rita Reibman and her late husband Jonathan. Rita said she is excited it's finally happening.

"It feels unreal. This was a dream of ours for a long time, and my husband was very instrumental in getting the ball running," Reibman explained. "Unfortunately he passed away in March, but he's here. It's very special."

The new building will have bigger classrooms, offices and a fellowship hall for special events. Many are hoping the center will have a positive impact on the community.  

"We've named it center for Kehillah," Reibman said. "The word Kehillah in Hebrew means community, and we hope it's going to bring everybody to our center to learn and enjoy activities and make us a tighter community."

The goal for completion is December 15. Members of the Temple of Israel haven't built a new building since 1876. The new building will be located at 922 Market Street.

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