Buffalo Grove Eruv Completion Campaign

For: Buffalo Grove Eruv
Buffalo Grove, IL
Organizer: Sholom Francis
Buffalo Grove Eruv Completion Campaign (Buffalo Grove Eruv)
$6,349
of $12,000 goal.
Raised by 35 donors
52% Complete

The Story

Buffalo Grove Eruv is over 90% done Help us make it to the finish line!

What is a eruv:
An Eruv is a symbolic boundary that transforms a area that would otherwise be considered a public domain into a private domain in Jewish law. Once an eruv is established, carrying which is normally done only in a private area on the Shabbat now becomes permitted in the eruv area. This enhances Shabbat observance and encourages people especially young families with young children to interact with each other in the spirit of Shabbat.

The BG Eruv is the largest Eruv in the Chicagoland encompassing a  fifteen mile radius. Over 90% has been completed over the last two years.

We have just purchased our own Bucket truck to finish building the eruv. Our own local truck will also enable us to make small last minute repairs before Shabbat.


Built by rabbi Mordechai Paretzky the founder of the Eruv initiative Under the auspices of Rabbi Fuerst as well as Eruv expert's Rabbi Shlomo Francis and Rabbi Yonason Glenner

What is the money going towards:

Payment for the Bucket Truck

Insurance and maintenance on the truck


Expert review of the whole Eruv as well as professional advice on how to complete the last few difficult connecting points

The Extra money will be put toward the maintenance account  in case of future repairs

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 12, 2016

Posted on July 12, 2016

Thank you Rabbi Shlomo Francis and Rabbi Yonaton Glenner for coming down last week and inspecting another three miles of the Eruv. The final inspection has now covered approximately 2/3 of the Eruv and we are working on implementing their suggestions.

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