Lubavitch Center Opens in Washington, D.C.

Source: The Washington Post

On July 3, 1999, The Washington Post reported that the
American Friends of Lubavitch has opened a $2 million center in
Washington’s embassy district. The 10,000-square-foot building houses
an Orthodox synagogue, a large meeting room, and a library with more
than 2,000 books on Chabad Lubavitch and Jewish mysticism that will
be open to the public. The new center also draws attention to its
director, Levi Shemtov, who is considered by many to be the
“unofficial rabbi of Capitol Hill.” Chabad Lubavitch has about
250,000 followers in 44 states and other countries, which is
approximately 3 percent of the world’s Jewish population.