Woodside resident, philanthropist and Stanford University graduate Tad Taube recently pledged $1.3 million toward the construction of a new center for Jewish students and faculty at Stanford.
The center will be called the Taube Chabad House and will be located near the Stanford campus, according to Rabbi Dov Greenberg, executive director of Chabad at Stanford, the Jewish religious organization for students, faculty and alumni. A location has not yet been identified.
The Rohr Chabad House at Stanford, located at 1289 College Ave. in Palo Alto, will continue to operate, and once the new center is built, a decision will be made on how to divide programs between the two locations.
Mr. Taube is the founder and chair of Taube Philanthropies, which supports charitable programs and initiatives, primarily in the Bay Area, Israel and his native Poland.
This year he is being honored as a "county history maker" by the San Mateo County Historical Association, and as a distinguished humanitarian by the San Francisco-based Jewish Family and Children's Services.
The pledge to fund the center for Stanford's Jewish community drew praise from Rabbi Greenberg. "Tad Taube has made a career of sowing seeds that will grow, flower and bring joy, learning and enlightenment to people for generations to come."