The new dining hall adjoining the Sylvia Vlosky Jewish Studies Center at the College of Charleston looks close to completion. The facility will provide kosher, vegan, and vegetarian fare for the Lowcountry community. Marty Perlmutter, director of the Jewish Studies Program, imagines the new dining hall to be a place for everyone, not just students. He told College Today:
The kosher vegan/vegetarian kitchen and dining hall at the College will be yet another opportunity for the community to mingle with our students, with each learning from the other. Providing a place for people to eat together, and with it a menu that is both environmentally and ecologically sensitive, will create a diverse learning community of the best sort, one that is both generationally integrated, sensitive to the dietary needs of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and vegetarians and vegans, and tuned into the realities of the new world.
Construction on the structure is slated to be finished by this winter. A peek through the windows reveals the interiors are mostly bare, but the outside appears complete.
Stay tuned for updates on an opening schedule.