I am delighted to share the below images of The Larry Greenspon Campus for Jewish Life under construction. It is so exciting to see the transformation of our front 16 acres into new interior and exterior spaces for our community to learn, reflect, engage, debate and celebrate together.
This month, I want to walk you through these future spaces and some of their outstanding features. I hope you can imagine yourself here and picture how you will explore our entire campus about 18 months from now.
- The Morganroth Event Center will be the heart of the campus, hosting gatherings that celebrate family, volunteers, community leaders and philanthropists as well as business conferences, leadership training, and board and staff retreats. It will be multifunctional, customizable and will feature the latest technology, acoustics and lighting.
- The Epstein Family Chuppah will welcome everyone to the event center.
- The open and airy Mitchell Family Welcome Center will host pre-event receptions and provide a living-room environment with couches where guests can sip coffee and enjoy old and new friends alike.
- The Kaplan Community Hall will offer banquet-style events with up to 500 guests and up to 1,000 participants lecture-style.
- The J. Moravitz Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Rooms will be ideal for a variety of events.
- The Ackerman Family Event Terrace, a beautifully appointed outdoor courtyard for weddings, events, simchas and family gatherings, will be adjacent to the Morganroth Event Center.
- Stulberg Education Gallery will accommodate traveling exhibits.
- The cafe space and “Think Space” will offer an environment in which to grow business ideas and plan community organizations’ strategies.
- Along the south side of the event center, the Chaifetz Holocaust Memorial Garden will be a peaceful, beautifully landscaped butterfly garden with walking paths around a tranquil lake. The center will welcome school and other educational groups to promote awareness of the evils of hatred, antisemitism and prejudice while inspiring ethical behavior.
- In the Ritter Wolk Security & Training Center at the southeast corner of our campus, we will build upon the successful work of our Safe SRQ program, providing a dedicated space for law enforcement officers, community leaders and volunteers to train on threat assessment, emergency planning, CPR and First Aid, and other critical needs. The center will also be available for community members and organizations to host their own meetings and training sessions.
- In the near future, we look forward to bringing a Jewish day camp onsite, as camp is one of the most influential experiences contributing to one’s Jewish identity. This camp will provide meaningful activities for children of all ages. All faiths will be welcome. This space will include the Michael & Marcy Klein and Stone Foundation Pavilion, a gathering space where campers will gather for morning flag raising, Kabbalat Shabbat, theater and more!
These spaces are just a snapshot of how this campus is built for YOU. We look forward to sharing more updates and announcements in the coming weeks!