A two-acre property down the block from the University of Central Florida campus will soon see a a three million dollar facility go up. The space, conducive to their growing community of about 6,000 Jewish students, will reflect the vision of Rabbi Chaim and Rivkie Lipskier.
After the excitement of living away from home wears off for young freshmen, they begin to miss the comforts of home, and the Lipskiers don’t disappoint.
Come Friday evening, after Shabbat dinner with Chabad, students–who don’t want to drive on Shabbat and find the three mile walk back to campus too long–find a place to spend the night in the Lipskier home. The new facility will be much closer to home for them, enabling them to walk back when dinner is over.
The new building will include an auditorium, library a commercial kitchen, but the building will be designed to look like a living room, giving everyone who walks in the feeling that at Chabad, they have a home.