Groundbreaking for the Peninsula Jewish Community Center in California

December 9, 2002

Source: San Mateo County Times,1413,87%257E11268%257E1041714,00.html

On December 9, 2002 San Mateo County Times reported that "on Sunday afternoon, [North Peninsula Jewish Campus (NPJC)] members and local civic leaders gathered for the groundbreaking of the first phase of the new complex, which will cost an estimated $47.3 million and is scheduled to open between late 2003 and 2004. The campus will be home to the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family and Children's Services, and an expanded Jewish Day School of the North Peninsula. A health-and-fitness center will also be included in one of the buildings. The campus is designed to be a central meeting place for the Bay Area Jewish community, but it is open to people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Lorry Lokey, the founder and president of Business Wire, said he feels the new center will be a place where sharing between cultures and traditions will happen naturally. 'There is strength to be had in commingling and diversity,' he said. 'This is [a] place where we want to say 'shalom' to everyone.'"