(Johns Creek, GA) SHMAIS.com has learned, The Chabad center in Johns Creek/Alpharetta, Georgia has acquired additional land adjacent to their campus on Jones Bridge Road. The acquisition brings the total campus area now to 6.5 acres.
The property which includes two acres and a house was donated by Mr. Mike Leven, a renowned philanthropist who currently serves as the president and COO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
“Chabad and Rabbi Hirshy have accomplished tremendous things in their first 14 years and I see a very bright future for them, their summer camp, and all their valuable work” said Mr. Leven “I never want the lack of physical space to limit their potential growth” he added “with the extra land that eliminates that concern”
Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz, the centers director, was ecstatic as he announced the acquisition. “Mike Leven is a unique human being, a true philanthropist, and a brilliant visionary, we are grateful that he and his family recognize and support our work, and see the great potential that lies ahead of us” said Rabbi Hirshy
The transaction was facilitated and handled by Chuck Pollack an attorney with Fryer, Shuster, & Lester, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia.
Chabad has enjoyed phenomenal growth in the North Fulton area. They began in 1998 with no members or participants and today they serve hundreds of families in the community. The camp which began with six campers in 1999 has grown into the premier Jewish day camp in North Fulton.
In 2005 Chabad developed a long term development plan for their site and in 2008 they completed the first phase of their project by building a community Mikvah as well as a sports and aquatic center to service the summer camp. They hope to begin raising funds soon for a new multipurpose community educational center.