University of South Florida Hillel opened its new building to students and community members on October 1, 2002. The new Hillel, which previously operated out of a three-bedroom apartment, now features a library, conference room, kitchen and student lounge.
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At Long Last, A Place To Call Their Own
By Kelly Icardi
After years of waiting, members of Hillel celebrate the opening of their new 3,600 square-foot building
A week full of welcome activities, such as Matzo Ball Monday and Turkey Tuesday, opened the long-awaited Hillel building on Oct. 1.
The debate as to how long students have been waiting for a building on campus is long standing. One person said they had been waiting for 40 years while others have said 13. What is known is that the lease for the land that Hillel now sits on was signed in 1987. Previously, Hillel was located in an apartment just north of campus.
Hillel Center Opens Doors On Campus
By Michele Sager
USF CAMPUS - After years of meeting in a cramped apartment off campus, the University of South Florida Hillel finally has a permanent home.
The USF Hillel Jewish Student Center recently opened on the east side the campus, near 50th Street.