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Chabad Center opens its doors

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It all began in a bar's basement, but now the Chabad Jewish Center is a state of the art facility.

"We would joke, you go upstairs for the bar and come downstairs for the Mitzvah," Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel said.

Appropriately enough it's the Chabad of Nashville's 13th year of existence and it had a Bar Mitzvah of its own.

Sunday was the grand opening and dedication of the new Chabad Center at the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life.

Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand and assisted with the ribbon cutting.

"Great communities and great states are made up of a combination of people who all bring their gifts and talents of making that community a better place," Haslam said.

The new Chabad Center was built in a Mediterranean design to resemble David's city.

Those who helped construct the center came from different religions and from different walks of life.

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