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Neighborhood Appeal

A University-owned site on 34th Street near Lancaster Avenue, adjacent to student housing, fraternities and sororities, and just one block from the Daskalakis Athletic Center, has been selected for this project. The current out-of-date structure on the site will be removed to pave the way for the brand new Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life.

Design Specifics

The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life has been designed by the award-winning architecture firm Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc. of San Francisco, CA.   You can read more about the firm here:

The design for the Center features:

  • Over 13,000 square foot, three-story structure with basement
  • Front terrace for outdoor seating, locating a Sukkah, etc.
  • Lobby and lounge for comfortable socializing
  • Kosher kitchen
  • Kosher café for casual meals and a spacious everyday dining room
  • Outdoor garden adjacent to dining room
  • Expandable event space for Shabbat dinners and other activities with seating for over 100 people
  • Multiple worship spaces surrounding an open-roof courtyard, with largest space accommodating 80 people
  • Offices for Drexel Hillel and several meeting rooms for University community use

Floor Plans (Click to Enlarge)

Ground Floor Plan 2nd Floor Plan 3rd Floor Plan
Basement Plan    

Interior Views (Click to Enlarge)

Amphitheater Lobby with Cafe Large Chapel and Library
Dining Room and Servery Open-Roof Courtyard on 3rd Floor