Chabad of Bakersfield raises money to build playground in honor of Jai Bornstein

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A state of the art playground will now be built in honor of a local teen.

The Chabad Jewish Community not only reached its goal of $60,000, but surpassed it and are now aiming for $70,000.

The playground will be built in honor of Jai Bornstein, a transgender teen who took her own life in Hart Park in December 2016.

Bornstein fought to raise awareness and acceptance of others who felt like outsiders.

The playground will be built on a plot of grass near Chabad of Bakersfield on Ming Avenue.

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