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2,500 Orthodox Jews lived in Surfside in 2018, according to the Jewish Telegraph Agency. It sits across from Harding Avenue, home to a plethora of kosher restaurants and grocery stores.
The Jewish community grew rapidly in the 1980s after years of anti-Semitism in the region. At the center of the community, and at the bottom of the collapse block, is The Shul. It was founded by Chabad-Lubavitcher emissaries and has developed into a main community center.
This is a developing story.