Lexington, KY – On September 5, over 100 members of the Jewish community from the University of Kentucky and the surrounding area gathered for the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Jewish Student Center and Chabad’s new home. Hosting educational activities Shabbat and Holiday programs and much more, the center will serve the needs of the vibrant and growing Jewish community of the area.
“Thank God, due to the incredible growth since our opening, it became necessary for a new larger center” says Rabbi Shlomo Litvin, co-founder and director of Chabad of the Bluegrass. “This new facility will enable us to better serve the growing Jewish population at UK and the surrounding schools, as well as the greater community.”
The 5000 plus square foot property is conveniently located adjacent to the center of campus and provides much needed space for social and educational gatherings.
A proclamation from the Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office declared September 5 as Chabad of the Bluegrass Day, and students, faculty and community members toured the center and enjoyed a barbeque.
What started off with two students, has now blossomed with over 200 students attending Chabad programming over the last year. “Over the past year, our student involvement has grown tremendously,” said Shoshi Litvin, co-director and program coordinator for the new center, “so it’s only natural that our programing and building must grow as well.”
For additional information, contact Rabbi Shlomo Litvin, 859-813-0770 or Chabadofthebluegrass@gmail.com.