Chabad of Flagstaff is a communal organization that has been serving the needs of Flagstaff’s Jewish community, NAU students, tourists and others. Since it opened in a small storefront in 2006, it has grown to encompass a day camp, religious school, adult-education arm, and synagogue.

In 2010, with help from George and Pamela Rohr, Chabad of Flagstaff purchased a centrally located 2-acre parcel of land on University Avenue. They now had the property but lacked the funds to build a new center. They later received a $2 million gift from the estate of Molly Blank.

But the gift came with strings attached: Chabad of Flagstaff would need to raise $1 million of their own. Over the past months, friends of Chabad of Flagstaff have donated and they are just over halfway to their goal. But with less than a month left to bring in $500,000, they are now turning to a matching-funds campaign to bring in the rest. Through the help of four donors, every dollar donated from noon on Sunday, March 13, to noon on Tuesday, March 15, will be tripled with the goal of raising $500,000 in 48 hours.

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Organizers of the campaign calculate that $150,000 of donations will equal $500,000, which will push them over the top of their $1 million fundraising target and allow them to receive the $2 million from the Molly Blank Fund.

To donate to Chabad of Flagstaff’s building campaign visit www.JewishFlagstaff.com/BringItHome or call 928-255-5756 during the 48 hours.

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