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February 18, 2014

Dear friend,

I take the pleasure in updating you on the progress of the new Chabad Jewish Community Center. If you have driven down Main Street, you have surely seen the progress that has been made. We are scheduled to move into the new facility in June, 2014.

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I would love to give you a tour so you can see what is being built and what the new Jewish Community Center is all about. Please reply to this email, and we can schedule a time for a visit.

I would like to thank all the donors for making this dream a reality. Words can't express my deep appreciation on behalf of the whole community for your kindness and generosity.

 

A special thank you to our Board of Directors for being so supportive and dedicated to every aspect of this project. Dr. Alan Altman, Leah Davis, David Effress, Melinda Goldrich, Dr. Ira Jaffrey, Neil Karbank, Rick Levin, Jim Rudolph, Brad Schlosser, Serena Steinberg, Elyane Stertzer, Dr. Alan Tralins, Nina Zale.

 

To see the Building Campaign Brochure Click Here

To learn more about the building campaign and/or to make a donation, please contact Rabbi Mendel Mintz at 544-3770 or reply to this e-mail. Please get involved in this unique project that will change Jewish life and life in general in Aspen for many decades to come.

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Thank You,

Rabbi Mendel Mintz

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Below the summary update from Heritage Builder on construction progress.

A substantial amount of work completed. This work has not only been construction in the field, but has also consisted of several design and finish selections.

The exterior stone and siding have gone through several review meetings to finalize materials and have now been ordered and is scheduled to start going up this week.

In addition to the exterior selections, we have all been focusing on the interior selections. This has included the final architectural millwork, cabinets, drywall & plaster, flooring, tile & stone, lighting fixtures, etc. Subcontracts for all of these finishes have been released and materials are on order.

Below is a summary from the builder, not in chronological order, of work recently or in the process of being completed:

* Skylights complete (frames and glass).

* EFCO windows are installed (including the sash glass).

* EFCO doors are at the supplier’s office and will be installed when we start finishes.

* All MEP subs (fire sprinkler, electrician, plumber, HVAC, AV) are fully engaged and working towards completing rough in and inspections by the end of February.

* Interior and exterior finishes have been finalized.

* Balentine Collection has been awarded the tile/slab contract and we materials have been ordered.

* The Ballroom and Sanctuary drop framed ceilings are complete.

* HVAC rough-in is complete.

* Rough ISO insulation at the roof is complete. This is the R-37 rigid insulation build-up with ply.

* Rough dry-in complete.

* Houg Plumbing waste, vent, supply, and gas lines are complete.

* Most framing complete. Miscellaneous framing will be completed in next several weeks.

* East wall of Sanctuary demo is complete. (moment frames) next week. The new EFCO windows for this change have been ordered.

* AV/Security work has started.

*Electrical conduit complete to new transformer.

* The sewer line complete.

* Grease interceptor tank for kitchen waste and piping completed.

* All specialty steel inspections have been completed and passed per the condition of the permit.

* The preliminary or partial framing inspection was passed to allow for partial spray foam insulation.

* Main elevator, dumb waiter being built.

* Cabinetry and millwork subcontract has been awarded. Shop drawings were submitted.

* Gas line to bldg installed and temp meter installed.

* Upper terrace patio and exterior stairs concrete has been poured. Snowmelt lines and sensor in the slabs was completed prior to concrete. Pre-slope taper to drains has been completed as well.

We are excited about the finish selections selected for this project and feel everyone will be proud of the final product.

 

April, 2013

The concrete foundation has been completed as well as the slab prep for the lower level. During the time that the foundation was being completed, we were working on the steel shop drawings with our structural engineer and structural steel subcontractor for all levels. This allowed for us to set the first floor steel.

Framing is scheduled to start on Monday, April 15, 2013. Plumbing and electrical will be on site on Monday as well to commence with their lower level slab rough in. We are scheduling to pour the lower level floor the week of April 22, 2013

The foundation will be backfilled by the end of next week. We are finally going to get rid of the mountain of dirt on site! Backfill includes installing the perimeter drainage system as well as running conduit into the building for electrical, phone, and cable. In addition, we will be running the sewer line into the building.
 
The building will start going vertical now and you will be able to visually see the progress as well as appreciate all the work associated with this complex foundation. We have also ordered the windows and exterior doors for the project.

We are on schedule to set the second level steel in early May.
 
I would like to thanks all those who have generously given to make this dream a reality as well as the Board of Directors for their dedication to the community and the building project.
 
Jewish Community Center's board of Directors: Alan Altman, Leah Davis, David Effress, Ira Jaffrey, Neil Karbank, Rick Levin, Melinda Goldrich, Jim Rudolph, Bradley Schlosser, Serena Steinberg, Elyane Stertzer, Alan Tralins and Nina Zale.
 
To see the Building Campaign Brochure Click Here
 
To learn more about the building campaign and/or to make a donation, please contact Rabbi Mendel Mintz at 544-3770 or via e.mail at Rabbi@jccaspen.com 

 

January, 2013

I wanted to bring you up to speed on where we stand with the construction of the New Chabad Jewish Community Center.

First of all, if you are wondering about the large ‘mountain” of dirt on site, that is the dirt from the dig that in an effort to save money, we were able to store here to use for future backfill.

In December, we were able to form the footings and place the concrete. Since that time, our concrete subcontractor has been working on the rebar and forming of the walls. We are scheduled to have our first of two pours for the walls next week.

In addition to the work in the field, we have been working closely with our owners rep Jeff Davis on reviewing bid proposals and awarding subcontracts for work. This has included electrical, plumbing framing, structural steel, windows, etc. We are currently working on the steel shop drawings with the structural engineer and architect in an effort to start erecting the steel as soon as possible.

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6/7/12

I take the pleasure in updating you on the progress of the new Chabad Jewish Community Center. If you have driven down Main Street, you have surely seen that the cabins have been moved for the start of demolition and excavation. G‑d willing in two weeks construction is scheduled to begin.

We are in the process of finalizing our temporary location for all our events, classes, and programs during construction. I will share that information as soon as its available.

Our project manager, Shaun Kennedy is working with the city in obtaining the necessary permits to move forward and with subcontractors working on the building of the Jewish Community Center.

With the generosity of Melinda Goldrich, the cabins were donated to the JCC Ranch Camp. The cabins will serve as staff housing at the camp and will go to good use and avoid wasteful demolition.

I would like to thank all of our donors who have been so generous and giving to finally make this dream a reality. After years of hard work and efforts of so many, the excitement is palpable as we begin construction

I would also like to thank our Board of Directors for being so supportive and dedicated to every aspect of this project. Dr. Alan Altman, Leah Davis, David Effress, Harry Feldman, Daniel Holtz, Dr. Ira Jaffrey, Neil Karbank, Alex Krys, Rick Levin, Brad Schlosser, Serena Steinberg, Elyane Stertzer, Dr. Alan Tralins, Nina Zale.

Rabbi Mendel Mintz

 

3/17/2012
First of all, if you are wondering about the large ‘mountain” of dirt on site, that is the dirt from the dig that in an effort to save money, we were able to store here to use for future backfill.

 

In December, we were able to form the footings and place the concrete. Since that time, our concrete subcontractor has been working on the rebar and forming of the walls. We are scheduled to have our first of two pours for the walls next week.

 

In addition to the work in the field, we have been working closely with our owners rep Jeff Davis on reviewing bid proposals and awarding subcontracts for work. This has included electrical, plumbing framing, structural steel, windows, etc. We are currently working on the steel shop drawings with the structural engineer and architect in an effort to start erecting the steel as soon as possible.