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Hillel's New Home

The $12 million project will consist of a three-story structure with a total of 35,000 square feet. The facility will feature a two-story, glass-enclosed entrance and recreation area, a coffee bar and an outdoor terrace in front.

Steinhardt Hall will also have meeting rooms and administrative space for the campus' 27 Jewish student organizations, a graduate student lounge and a Judaic library and reading room. The center will be able to accomodate Penn's 6,000 Jewish students.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 4, at 11 a.m. The University community is invited to attend.

The new Steinhardt Hall, Hillel at Penn has been named after Penn alumnus Michael Steinhardt (W‘60), who contributed significant funding to the project. Mr. Steinhardt is the founder of the investment corporation Steinhardt Partners located in New York City. His son David is also a Penn graduate (C'91).

Steinhardt Hall will be located on 39th Street between Walnut and Locust Streets and construction is expected to begin in November of this year with completion anticipated in the spring of 2003.

Judy and Michael Steinhardt at the Hillel Student
Leaders Assembly.

Steinhardt Hall Site Plan

Site Plan rendering by Jacobs/Wyper, Architects

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 6, October 2, 2001


October 2, 2001
Volume 48 Number 6

Dr. Lerman appointed associate director for Cancer Control and Population Science and director of the Tobacco Research program at the Leonard & Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
$2.1 million grant to introduce advanced security features into standard office PCs.
Dennis DeTurck, Srilata Gangulee and Alton Strange will serve the Colleges Houses this year.
The new director for public serves at the Library is Sandra Kerbel.
Wharton as appointed Steven Oliveira as associate dean for External Affairs.
UCD has announced it's new executive director.
Deadlines are announced for Pilot and Feasibility Grants, Trustees' Council Grants, Robert Bosch Fellowships and Luce Scholars Program
Year-end Council reports: Community Relations; Facilities; Personnel Benefits; Pluralism; Quality of Student Life; and Safety and Security.
A new Temporary Staffing Services has a new vendor; EHRS has Training for October and Annual Tuberculosis Screening is now available.
Steinhardt Hall, the new Hillel Center breaks ground.