New Jewish Student Center Opens at UF.

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  1. RayGator

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    Sunday 2.9.2014 The Lakeland Ledger
    Wire Services.

    >> New Jewish Center Opens At UF

    A new Jewish center is opening at the University of Florida, the university with the largest Jewish population - 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned today for the 23,000-square-foot Lubavitch-Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Learning. The center cost $4.8 million to build.

    www.theledger.com
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    Now that is impressive! I wish there had been more information in the short article about this. Impressive, first about the new complex, also that Jewish Gators are the largest number of Jewish college students in the Nation. When I was at UF there was just one Jewish student center and it was the Hillel House near the Methodist Church on University Avenue. Last couple of years I noticed there was a new and much larger Hillel House on University Avenue not too far from Emerson Hall, the UF Alumni Center across from the Stadium. I can see why with 8,500 students we would now have two Jewish Student Centers near the UF campus.
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    Can we go there for investment advice ?! ;)
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    UF has always seemed really shy when it comes to letting people know about the major Jewish presence on campus. People in Tallahassee are shocked to hear that we are the largest undergraduate Jewish university in the nation. One memory: I roomed with two Jewish students one summer at Maracaibo Manor and although I can't remember their names, I'll never forget the discussions (debate) we had regarding Jews as a distinct race. They were dead serious, and all I could say in response was okay, man, okay. Y'all are a distinct race in your mind, but black people can't tell y'all apart from white people, that's all I'm saying. College life, man. You gotta love it.
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    All due respect Ray, but what does this have to do with football? Seems to me that any other poster would be admonished for putting this in Swamp Gas.
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    "Anti-Semite!" - Uncle Leo
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    Cool. So if I wrote a big enough check to the university would UF have an atheist student center?
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    You realize that this is privately funded and on private property, right?
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    Mel Brooks is my hero. Did he make any others aside from Men in Tights and Spaceballs?
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    Make any other what? Movies? If so, you must be joking, right?
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    Nope. Those are the only two I know of
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    History of the World Part I, Blazing Saddles (be prepared to be offended), and Young Frankenstein are three Mel Brooks movies that you need to watch you haven't done so already. Another movie Mel had a big part in producing is My Favorite Year. Don't think he got producer credit, but the movie definitely has his zany touches all throughout, and is an underrated comedy in my opinion.
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    Where does the white, middle-class, straight, male of the non-jewish persuasion go to hang out now?

    Can he work at the new Jewish Center serving scooped bagels?

    Nawww, he's way too busy getting passed over for jobs because of affirmative action, diversity goals, gender equality, transgenders, sexual orientation, race, creed, religion, etc. ad naseum.
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    Ummmmm . . . ever heard of the Reitz Union? You know, that building full of white, middle-class, straight, males of the non-jewish persuasion ???
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    I never met a Jew who needed affirmative action. Obviously you haven't associated with too many Jewish people. P.S., they don't have horns.
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    #sterotype;)

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