Catholic Center Dedicated for Use of 2, 000 Jewish Students
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Catholic Center Dedicated for Use of 2, 000 Jewish Students

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As the result of an unprecedented type of religious cooperation with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the new wing of the University Religious Conference Building, Catholic-owned student center at Los Angeles City and State Colleges, was dedicated here for the use of the 2,000 Jewish students on that campus.

Formerly Newman Hall, the University Religious Conference Building has erected a new wing for the exclusive use of B’nai B’rith Hillel, Jewish student organization. Funds for the new wing were supplied by the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council, and furnishings were provided by the B’nai B’rith Women’s District Grand Lodge Four. Keynote speakers at the dedication exercises were Philip Klutz-nick, president of B’nai B’rith, and Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, B’nai B’rith Hillel director.

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