Oct 7, 2013
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Chabad at Yale's New House Is a Home—for Everyone

Chabad at Yale's New House Is a Home—for Everyone

Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The Chabad House at Yale University is dedicated on Lynwood Place in New Haven on 10/6/2013.

NEW HAVEN--Chabad at Yale dedicated its new building Sunday with words of wisdom, a bit of humor and a challenge to be a bigger and better “home away from home.”

“The mission of Chabad House is to create that home, that warm, inspiring place for every member of this great university,” Rabbi Shua Rosenstein said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of 36 Lynwood Place.

“The Chabad House at Yale has to be a home where students from all walks of life can come together as one family,” Rosenstein said. He is co-director of Chabad at Yale with his wife, Sara Rosenstein.

The 11,500-square-foot facility, which includes a library, student lounge, guest suites, sanctuary, kitchen and dining room, is the result of a multiyear, $6 million campaign. Guests at the dedication included Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Yale President Peter Salovey.

Famous for its Shabbat dinners and tight-knit sense of community, Chabad at Yale had been located in much smaller digs on Edgewood Avenue. Students and staff joked about the cozy, cramped quarters there, in which elbow room was at a premium.

See the full story at the New Haven Register online.


Chabad at Yale's New House Is a Home—for Everyone

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