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Dozens of members of local Jewish community among missing in Florida condo collapse

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 6/24/2021 David Matthews

Dozens of members of the local Jewish community are among the 99 people still unaccounted for after the collapse of a condo building in the town of Surfside in South Florida.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Chabad of South Broward in Hallandale Beach said at least 34 of the 99 people unaccounted for are Jewish with the total number of still missing people expected to continue to rise.

map: This aerial photo shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo that collapsed early Thursday, June 24, in Surfside, Fla. © Amy Beth Bennett This aerial photo shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo that collapsed early Thursday, June 24, in Surfside, Fla.

This aerial photo shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo that collapsed early Thursday, June 24, in Surfside, Fla. (Amy Beth Bennett/)

Members from nearby synagogues brought drinks and food to the Surfside Community Center where survivors and family members are congregating and have also offered their homes and apartments to families and individuals who lost theirs in the collapse.

“There are very few words that could give anybody consolation because you are dealing with an unimaginable, horrific tragedy that struck in the middle of the night,” Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar of The Shul in Surfside told Local 10 News.

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