South Netanya Ashkenazi Congregation – “SNAC”

Over the past seven years, we have seen our kehilla grow from a handful of people to more than 120 member families. Our success is the result of the dedication of our members, both locally and abroad. We have outgrown four temporary locations, but always have maintained our trademark: a warm welcome, an inclusive atmosphere, and lively participatory services!

SNAC creates a spiritual home for our unique Ashkenazi community, located on a shared campus with our partner, the South Netanya Sephardi Minyan. The two synagogues will function in parallel, providing a model of achdut- unity. Our new home will be more than a house of prayer. It will be a state-of-the-art community center that caters to SNAC ’s spiritual and social needs, and also serves the community at large. The planned synagogue will incorporate a kitchen, kiddush hall, Beit Medrash, and even our own mikveh – the only mikveh in the South Netanya area. The new building has been designed to house all of these features, serving our present and future needs.

Planning application has been approved for the construction of our new 1200 m² Bayit Echad Campus. The 600 m² SNAC synagogue will be located on the south side of the campus and will include:
• Approximately 300 seats in total for men and women
• An additional overflow women’s gallery of 50 seats
• A lobby area that can open to the main sanctuary and provide additional seating for 30
• A lobby that can be utilized for kiddushim
• A large lecture hall and a rabbi’s study
• Disabled access

To be shared with the South Netanya Sephardi Minyan:
• Men’s mikveh and shower facilities
• Women’s mikveh and shower facilities

This summer, we begin to lay the foundation of our new home – together we will build a center for prayer, learning, and celebration. Participating in the construction of a new synagogue building is a unique opportunity to make a timeless impact. Join us in building our beautiful new home in which we, our children, and grandchildren can pray, learn, and celebrate life events. Our share of the cost of the project is $1,000,000. We have already raised $350,000 and need to raise the balance by September 2016. We anticipate being able to hold services in the new synagogue by Pesach 2017.

Project Type: Religion