Mishkan Aharon Hachnosas Orchim Center aims to make it easier for relatives to join you for these special occasions. Learn all about this interesting project!
Many generous individuals in Lakewood regularly open their homes to single guests such as meshulachim or lone visitors to town, but when it comes time to find places for multiple large families when hosting a simcha, many have a challenging time.
We want our families to be comfortable when they leave their homes to come join in our simcha, and it’s hard to find accommodations, especially when one doesn’t have other relatives in the neighborhood.
That’s how the brainstorm for the Mishkan Aharon Hachnosas Orchim Center came about…the first project of its kind to make it easy for family to join family for simchos. After years of strategic planning, fundraising and preparation, the Hachnosas Orchim Center is finally at the final stretch of its journey to becoming a fully functioning, modern-day model of this mainstay of the kehillah!
The center is a 10,500 square foot residence, with 14 suites of various sizes. It has the capacity to comfortably host up to 14 families or a total of 70 guests at a time for short-term stays. The center will operate 7-days-a-week, 365 days a year, with a professional administrative and maintenance staff to ensure a comfortable and clean, warm and welcoming environment to all guests. All suites are equipped with kitchenettes and family living areas. The common areas feature a lounge, a study lounge, an outfitted playroom and a stocked pantry.
Where Is It Located? The location, right near the entrance to Westgate, is a high-density area where accommodation space is at a premium and very often inadequate to accommodate the hosting needs of the surrounding families. This location, bordering so many different neighborhoods, is within walking distance to over 2,000 families and numerous shuls and simcha halls.
What’s the Long Term Plan? This center is a first-step initiative, creating a flagship branch for the institution. The goal is ultimately to service the entirety of Lakewood. Currently in the planning stages is a neighborhood network project designed to help match up guests with available hosts in Lakewood’s diverse neighborhoods. With a professionally staffed call-in center, the Mishkan Aharon office will serve as virtual clearinghouse for ba’alei simcha and others seeking accommodations in specific neighborhoods either for Shabbos or overnight stays.
The initial seed money was provided by large scale donors to cover acquisition and development of the property, as well as the entire exterior construction which is now complete. Rabbi Sofer who is spearheading the project is now turning to the broader public to help in the final stretch to the finish line.
They envision this to serve as a model institution to be emulated in kehillos all across Klal Yisroel.
For further information or inquire about dedication opportunities please call 732.569.2671
Visit Us at https://www.rayze.it/mishkanaharon/ to help us complete this center.