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Follow our progress as we continue to build our new home! 

Please remember that YIOT is now an active construction site. Nobody should go beyond the construction fence. The parking lot is closed. Please be respectful of our neighbors when you park on the street. 

We are excited to share our continued progress with you here.

THE BEGINNING -- January 2020

January 2020 Groundbreaking

...and on a day in January, we had our last bris in the old building and construction equipment appeared
....a sign of new beginnings

DEMOLITION -- early February 2020

We started clearing out the beit midrash and groups rooms to prepare. Thank you to our many many volunteers who helped with moving, shlepping, storing, and discarding. Our community had the "house" portion ready for demolition.

The construction team came in and started removing walls, wiring, built a temporary wall, and separated the house portion from the main shul building. And then, it began -- 

The house is separated from the main shul building






The Beit Midrash is demolished.














Old beit midrash is gone.

.....and the house is down!

Our home for the coming months......


What is that hole?

Digging the basement


Here is a sneak peek at what is happening behind that social hall door (which is off-limits).


A view looking down the hall at the former men's stairwell

The original basement wall








The former women's stairwell







The former men's stairwell

A view of the hallway from the women's stairwell to the men's. The social hall temporary wall is to the left.


Smashing the old concrete slabs with the excavator






Why the parking lot is closed

The hole gets larger and deeper

The hole is 14 feet deep next to the building. Here you can see the foundation of the current building. The entire back will be removed to add the gallery and social hall. We expect to haul away about 200 trucks of dirt! (We did not hit water -- that pump is because rain was expected that night -- we have an amazing construction crew!)

Views of 'The Hole'


The Wall Comes Down

The next step was to remove the back wall. You can see the stairwell is exposed and open.

The Hole and The Pool

The hole gets bigger!

The original pool is found and dug up.

Pool debri....

  Pool Debri

...and a pool tile

The Hole Grows!

The hole is nearly complete!
The cone marks where the back wall will begin.


And a view from inside the hole looking up......

De-Struction Complete CON-struction Begins!

Getting the foundation walls ready!


Massive rocks while digging


Foundation wall construction


Mon, April 6 2020 12 Nisan 5780