June 7, 2023

Hillel Center to Serve as a Nest for Eagles

UMW hosted a socially distanced soft opening yesterday for the Maxine and Carl D. Silver Hillel Center. President Troy Paino described it as an “intellectual, social and cultural hub” for students and the broader Jewish community. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

UMW hosted a socially distanced soft opening yesterday for the Maxine and Carl D. Silver Hillel Center. President Troy Paino described it as an “intellectual, social and cultural hub” for students and the broader Jewish community. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

Growing up, Fredericksburg native Larry Silver spent many hours hanging out on what were then open fields of the nearby Mary Washington College.

How fitting that decades later, the real estate investor has established a place at Mary Washington for students to hang out. Silver, based now in Boca Raton, Florida, was on hand yesterday for a “socially distanced soft opening” of the Maxine and Carl D. Silver Hillel Center at University of Mary Washington.

“My parents loved Fredericksburg and they loved the university,” Larry Silver said during a small ceremony in front of the Center, at the corner of College Avenue and Payne Street. “This is a great way to honor them.” Read more.

About Anna Billingsley

Anna B. Billingsley, associate vice president for university relations, has worked at UMW since 2004.