Friday, February 3, 2012

New Youth Clubhouse Opens in Dekel, Efrat

The dedication of Efrat' new youth clubhouse in Dekel was an exciting milestone for the community. Young people rejuvenate every neighborhood, and bring life to it.
The multi-purpose building will serve all kinds of youth, and be a meeting place for the Ezra youth group. The clubhouse's opening coincides with the marketing of 300 housing units in the new Dagan and Zayit neighborhoods of Efrat. Mayor Oded Revivi thanked the Minister of Housing Ariel Attias for his help in enabling young people here to qualify for mortgages by slightly bending the mortgage criteria. He added that Efrat Resident Yisrael B'Aliyah Dudu Rotem was also instrumental in receiving financial assistance for this project.
The building had stood empty for several years, because there was no money to finish the structure. With the help of the Housing Ministry, MK Rotem, the Municipality of Efrat and the parents of the area, the structure has finally been completed.
In praise of Israel's young people today, Chief Rabbi HaRav Shlomo Riskin commented that there have been few generations of young people who are as dedicated to Am Yisrael, Torat Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael.
MK Dudu Rotem told the Housing Minister that the three hundred future housing units are important, and in those units will be young families with children. "So, next year, we'll need a new clubhouse. And you'll give it to us!"
CEO of the Ministry of Housing Mordechai Mordechai affixed the mezuzah to the building. The building was officially opened to Efrat's youth who have already made their energy and excitement welcome in the Dekel neighborhood.

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