After the arson fire on April 16, 2002 and thru the efforts of members
of the B'nai Zion congregation, the Key West community, and friends of B'nai Zion from
across the United States, rebuilding efforts began.
Below are a few pictures from the ground breaking ceremony held on September 15, 2003.

Former CBZ Rabbi Yisroel Finman
current CBZ President Dr. Fred Covan
prepare to shovel the first dirt for the rebuilding
after the arson fire.

Former Key West Mayor Jimmy Weekly accepts the shovel
from CBZ President Covan under the watchful eye of
Dr. Herman Moore.

Religious leaders of Key West with Former CBZ Rabbi Yisroel Finman
(third from left), CBZ Synagogue President Fred Covan,
and architect Bert Bender.

Contractor Jack Ralph, architect David Salay,
lead architect Bert Bender and
CBZ President Fred Covan review plans for the rebuilding.




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