Bernie Marcus celebrates new facility with Emory students.
Ribbons have been cut at two new Hillel buildings, marking exciting milestones for Jewish communities on these campuses. The Marcus Hillel Center at Emory University opened for programming in February but was officially dedicated on Sept. 26th. The building is named after Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus and his wife Billi who have been instrumental in constructing the facility. The same weekend, Washington and Lee University officially dedicated its new Hillel House which provides a home away from home for Jewish students, including a kosher cafe to accommodate religiously observant Jewish students. Both facilities are spacious, beautiful and built to foster Jewish life on campus. The dean of the college, Hank Dobin, said in his invocation that the determination and hard work of those who made the building possible are helping to build a world of justice, understanding and peace.
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