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Jewish Students in Six Colleges Get New Hillel Centers

October 19, 1953
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Jewish students at six colleges were presented with new centers for religious, educational and cultural activities last week when the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations dedicated a new Hillel House at the University of Florida in Gainesville and launched the new Hillel Counselorship for Clark University and four other colleges in Worcester, Massachusetts.

In dedicating the $66, 000 building of modern design at the University of Florida on October 11, Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, national director of the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations, cautioned against diminishing the religious influence in university life to a “vague interdenominationalism.” More than 1,000 guests were present at the ceremonies in Gainesville.

The Hillel Counselorship at Clark University, which will also serve the Jewish students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, State Teachers College, Becker Junior College and Worcester Junior College, will be under the leadership of Dr. Morris Cohen, associate professor at Clark. This newest Hillel unit will be the 208th serving Jewish college and university youth in the United States, Canada and Israel.

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