Guest brave snow for York Hillel launch

By Jennifer Lipman, December 1, 2010

Jewish life at York University received a boost as students welcomed the opening of the new Hillel Centre on Wednesday.

Despite snowy conditions guests heard from a series of speakers and also lit candles to mark the first night of Chanucah.

The new centre is located in the heart of York’s campus and has a kitchen, lounge area and facilities to hold a communal Friday night dinner.

Peter Bartley, president of York Jewish Society, said: “This is a major progression for the York Jewish community as well as the university in fostering strong faith based relations through such crucial provisions.”

UJS Hillel director Gerry Lucas, said: “We are grateful to the university for their tremendous generosity and support.”

Last updated: 4:50pm, December 1 2010