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New Jersey - Princeton University Set To Install Eruv Across Campus And Other Parts Of Town

Published on: August 28, 2015 11:59 AM
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The Map outlines the boundaries of the Eruv at PrincetonThe Map outlines the boundaries of the Eruv at Princeton

Princeton, NJ - As the result of a collaborative effort between members of its Jewish community and school officials, Princeton University has announced it will install an eruv across its campus and throughout other areas of town to accommodate observant Jews.

CENTRALJERSEY.com (http://bit.ly/1NLoeYo) reports that Princeton’s director of community and regional affairs, Kristin S. Appelget, said on Tuesday that the installation of lechies would begin this week and that the entire project should be completed within two to three weeks.

Rabbi Julie Roth, a Jewish chaplain and executive director of Princeton’s Center for Jewish Life, credited former Orthodox Rabbi David Wolkenfeld with first approaching the university with the idea some five years ago, but despite the fact that school officials were on board, there “was no feasible solution found.”


But Wolkenfeld wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and set about town on foot trying to map out a solution.

Jewish campus chaplain Eitan Webb said, “We are proud to be living in a town that values the religious practices of all its inhabitants.”

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 Aug 28, 2015 at 05:04 PM LionofZion Says:

Awesome. What a kiddish Hashem.
For those who are not aware, this is one of the top universities in the world. How amazing that our future leaders are comfortable enough to install an Eiruv. These are great Jews.


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