The Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center in Glastonbury, Conn., which has for years run some programs for Jewish students 15 mile away at Wesleyan University, announced an expansion of its activities at the Middletown campus.
“We are very excited to announce the appointment of a full-time staff to serve the campus community,” said Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky, executive director of the Glastonbury center.
In the coming weeks, Rabbi Levi and Chana Schechtman will move to Connecticut to take the reins of the Wesleyan operations.
“Wesleyan is a famously diverse and inclusive community,” said Levi Schectman. “We look forward to contributing to the diversity and vibrancy of the school.”
Emulating other campus Chabad Houses, the Schectmans, who received a grant from the philanthropic Rohr family, intend to work with existing institutions and identify areas where they can add a unique perspective and flavor.
“We view ourselves as complimenting the current structure of campus life,” said the rabbi.