I am happy to report some new and exciting developments for the JDRC. We now have a new home. The JDRC is now a housed at The Bronfman Center For Jewish Student Life at New York University.
Our new offices are in the Bronfman Center at 7 East 10th Street.
We are grateful for the confidence and support of the NYU community and look forward to a mutually productive collaboration.
Planning for our upcoming projects is already underway. We have scheduled trips with a number of universities for their winter breaks. With a quick side trip to see wedding cakes decorated with flowers as one of our team members join a baking competition on the way.
If you are interested in volunteering with a group or individually, please contact Elie Lowenfeld.
As we continue to grow, we are looking for your support and participation.
Contributions to the JDRC can be made through the Bronfman Center at NYU, online at: http://www.nyu.edu/giving/make.gift/giving.html?id=1000112 or by mail.
Make your check out to: JDRC at NYU
and mail to:
7 East 10th Street,
New York, NY 10003
Thank you for your support
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