Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

New Chabad Jewish Center cuts the ribbon at UCF

When Rabbi Chaim Boruch and Rivkie Lipskier opened a new $6.5 million, 14,000-square-feet building recently to serve the 7,000 Jewish students at the University of Central Florida, one of the largest Jewish student populations on any campus in the world outside Israel, the ribbon-cutting ceremony in East Orlando drew 350 to 450 students, faculty, and administrators, city representatives and alumni from as far as Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.

The Lipskiers used to accommodate 100 to 200 students for Shabbat and other celebrations at their home five miles from UCF in Orlando. The crowds w...


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