Berkeley Hillel’s Renovation Groundbreaking Event

Berkeley Hillel, is one of the centers of UC Berkeley’s Jewish life. Almost 2,000 students enjoy weekly get-togethers, Shabbat dinners, High Holy Day services and retreats. Lehrhaus Judaica also housed many of its programs for the greater community at Hillel.  For the next year, activities will be held in locations other than its Bancroft Way home. Hillel is undergoing a major, $9 million, remodeling project expected to be complete in fall of  2018.  Supporters, donors, staff and community leaders including Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and City Councilmember Kriss Worthington gathered for a groundbreaking and tour of the building.  I had fun schmoozing with old friends and clients at the event. Rabbi welcomes guests. Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman greets guests. Ready with hardhats and shovels, alumni and staff break ground for the remodel. Rabbi Naftalin-Kelman hangs a mezuzah.  The building will be rededicated once construction is complete. If you need information about upcoming events and programs, visit Hillel’s web site.

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