After several months of preparatory work and demolition, we officially broke ground on the 21st Century Campus earlier this year. Outside there are many workers along with the heavy equipment used to excavate the site, which is quite rocky. This is indeed a noisy part of the process, but classes and other activities are running smoothly.
Inside our buildings, we are following new detours to the registrar and dining hall on the first floor, as doorways from the lobby to these areas have been sealed to allow for work in the courtyard.
We’re delighted that we have the space to hold our annual Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services on site, though unfortunately the construction work will preclude our being able to build our usual courtyard Sukkot. We will indeed be able to eat and celebrate in the Sukkah, however, thanks to our friends at Union Theological Seminary, who have graciously allowed us to build a Sukkah on their campus across the street. We’ll also build a Sukkah for students living in the Goldsmith residence hall.
We remain in close touch about the project with neighborhood groups and local elected officials.