Chabad of Stanford University to Get $1.3 Million

From J Weekly:

Taube Philanthropies announced it has pledged a $1.3 million grant to Stanford Chabad. The funds will be used to buy a new property near the Stanford University campus and construct a new Stanford Jewish center, to be named Taube Chabad House.

Rabbi Dov Greenberg, executive director of Stanford Chabad, said the need for a new center is great due to months of overflow crowds at Shabbat and other events held at the current Stanford Chabad headquarters on College Avenue.

“We need a lot more space,” Greenberg said. “We have secured funding to go ahead with a purchase, and we now have realtors looking for a new location.”

The rabbi said his vision for the new center includes a large event space for Shabbat dinners and holiday celebrations, a student lounge, a kosher kitchen and office space. He hopes to open the new Taube Chabad House in as soon as 18 months.

“We enormously appreciate this latest manifestation of  Taube Philanthropies’ extraordinary commitment to Jewish life at Stanford,” Greenberg added.

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