Tuesday, January 28, 2020

(Courtesy of Chabad House of New Jersey) 

In a spirit of rejoicing and celebration, Chabad House Jewish Student Center at Rutgers University, and its 10 affiliate Chabad Houses serving central and southern New Jersey, will celebrate its National Founders 39th Anniversary Dinner at the Grand Ballroom of Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Tuesday, March 13, at 6:00 p.m. More than 600 community leaders and supporters are expected to pay tribute to the honorees: The Honorable Dani Dayan, consul general of Israel; Mrs. Ruth Hyman, philanthropist; and
Mr. Yair Klyman, president, Klyman Financial, and Rutgers Chabad alumnus.

This gala dinner is celebrating the 39th anniversary of Chabad House at Rutgers and the fifth year of operation of the 90,000-square-foot mega Chabad House. This complex features housing suites for 107 men and women; a Sephardic synagogue, Ashkenazi synagogue and Judaica library; International Coffee Shoppe; student lounges; computer areas; and a 750-person kosher dining hall with enlarged kitchens. Chabad House serves a population of 7000 Jewish students at Rutgers University—the largest Jewish student body in the USA.

In addition, this year’s gala event will focus on the “untold story” of how Chabad rabbis have worked closely with a number of partners for the betterment of many individuals and communities throughout New Jersey and this past year of hurricane-stricken areas of the globe.

Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, director of Chabad House, will report on the new complex and its outreach programs and activities this past year. Participants at the dinner will receive a special coffee table “39th Anniversary Album” pictorially depicting the history of Chabad House from its first days in 1978, in a rented room at the Rutgers Student Center, to its location today as the largest Jewish Center on any public university campus in the world.

For more information, reservations or journal advertising for the Gala Dinner, or to receive the “39th Anniversary Album,” please contact Chabad House at 732-296-1800, write to Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, or email [email protected].