Dell Jewish Community Campus History


This article originally appeared in the April 2010 edition of The Jewish Outlook in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Dell Jewish Community Campus in 2000:

For All Generations, For Generations to Come: Visionaries built foundation for Austin Jewish community's central address
By Tonyia Cone, Special to The Jewish Outlook

Rabbi Steven Greenberg (from left), Harriett Kirsh Pozen and Philip Spertus at the first Austin Community Plan advistory board meeting in the early 1990s. Photo courtesy of Harriett Kirsh PozenThe dream for Austin's Jewish community to have a place to come together, today embodied by the Dell Jewish Community Campus, was sparked two decades ago when Philip Spertus traveled to North Carolina on a business trip.

In early 1991, Wayne Silverman, executive director of Austin's Jewish Federation, asked Spertus, while he was in the area on business, to meet leaders of Charlotte's Jewish community and check out the campus their community had built.  Read more>>>

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