Last week Hillel at Stanford held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Koret Pavilion — “Phase Two” of the Harold and Libby Ziff Center for Jewish Life. The 9,500-square-foot facility, opening in fall 2007, will provide students with more programming space and will include a wireless cafe, dining hall and prayer room for Hillel’s weekly services.
At the groundbreaking celebration, the featured attendees included Dr. Ruth Westheimer, sexologist and honorary chair of Hillel’s “Love Is Real” campaign, and guest speaker Arnold Eisen, professor of religion at Stanford and chancellor-elect of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
According to Adina Danzig, executive director of Hillel at Stanford, the completed Koret Pavilion will help bring the 13,000-sq.-ft. Ziff Center up to par with Hillel facilities at peer institutions. The lead gift for the center was provided by Stanford alum Lela Sarnat, daughter of Libby Ziff and the late Harold Ziff, and her husband Gerry Sarnat. Other benefactors include the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture and the Koret Foundation.
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