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New Jewish Center Opens at University of Florida

A new Jewish center is opening up this weekend at the University of Florida, the university with the nation's largest Jewish population

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    A new Jewish center is opening up this weekend at the University of Florida, the university with the nation's largest Jewish population.
     
    A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned Sunday for the new 23,000-square-foot Lubavitch-Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Learning in Gainesville.

      The center cost $4.8 million to build.
     
    With 8,500 Jewish undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Florida has the nation's largest Jewish population, according to Hillel, the Jewish campus organization.
     
    The university has a total population of almost 50,000 students.
     
    The Chabad-Lubavitch movement emphasizes Jewish outreach, especially involving Jews who may not be active in the Jewish community.