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The Greenbaum Center for Jewish Life

Imagine this:

Imagine a place at the University of Rochester where our large community of Jewish students, faculty, staff, and community members can gather, celebrate, and strengthen their Jewish heritage and traditions together.

Greenbaum Center for Jewish Life

We’re ready to start building such a place, thanks to the generosity of David Greenbaum ’73 and his wife, Laureine, of New York City. They’ve pledged $2.5 million to establish the Greenbaum Center for Jewish Life. The University has offered the land. Several alumni leaders have pledged their support.

The Greenbaum Center will play an important role in enhancing the residential life of the more than 1,000 Jewish students enrolled at the University. That’s more than 20 percent of our entire undergraduate population. This is a growing community, eager to make a difference in the world. Additionally, the Greenbaum Center will serve as a resource to the entire Rochester area Jewish community.

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