Editor's Note: Some of the following information was provided to St. Louis Park Patch by Khabie Communications.
The Darchei Noam congregation celebrated groundbreaking on a new $1 million synagogue this past Sunday, gathering at noon with city and church leaders near the facility’s eventual location, located at the corner of Minnetonka and Joppa avenues.
Since forming with approximately 30 families in 2007, the Orthodox Jewish congregation has grown to include more than 65 families. After renting a basement space from St. George’s Episcopal Church for the past four years, leaders of Darchei Noam finally decided the congregation needed a home to call its own.
Among those in attendance at the ceremony were St. Louis Park City Council members Susan Sanger, Jake Spano and Steve Hallfin, along with Rabbi Joseph Ozarowski, Darchei Noam President Judy Shapiro and Stephen Silberfarb, CEO of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
Leaders of Darchei Noam expect the congregation will move into the new synagogue sometime in early 2013.