We were overjoyed to be joined by so many supporters and local leaders to celebrate our progress toward building the Beverly and Joseph Glickman Center and the start of the Hanukkah holiday this past weekend. In addition to the speeches by various champions of the campaign, attendees enjoyed a full-service latke bar and sufganiyot over drinks in the San Diego sunshine.
Our campaign is thriving because of the deep generosity of the San Diego community. “At nightfall Sunday on the first day of Hanukkah, the candle on an oversized menorah was lit by members of UC San Diego Hillel for profound gratitude after many years of persistence akin to their forefathers. They celebrated a victory over obstructions that delayed construction for 20 years. Irwin Jacobs told Times of San Diego that “just having it coming is very important … to the whole community. I think it’s going to be a wonderful addition.” The 85-year-old philanthropist and Qualcomm co-founder was delighted for students “to have a new home here as well. We’ve been waiting a long time to have it happen.”
If you have not already, we invite you to visit our project website and learn more about the campaign at glickmancenter.org.
We look forward to gathering together as a community in the near future to light the menorah in the new Glickman Hillel Center.
Read more about the event on the Times of San Diego website, UCSD Hillel Student Center Akin to a Hanukkah Miracle.