The Chabad Jewish Center at Towson and Goucher is expanding and getting a new name. The facility at 14 Aigburth Road will nearly triple its size. Its new name, Chabad of Towson, reflects the goal of the Chabad rabbi, Mendy Rivkin, to serve not only the students in those two universities but the growing Jewish community of Towson as well.

“We want to meet the demand that wants to reach us,” said Rivkin, the Towson Chabad rabbi since the facility opened in 2008. Ground was broken for the new center June 1. “Now, our lack of space limits the programs we can offer. There is talk about building apartments in downtown Towson, and we need to grow to meet the needs” of anticipated Jewish residents.”

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