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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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......

PREPARATION FOR CONSTRUCTION -- February 2020

What is that hole?

Digging the basement

WHAT'S BEHIND THAT DOOR?

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.

THE HOLE

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.

Tue, February 25 2020 30 Shevat 5780