Unity Center Opens Over the Weekend
Donna Apidone, Capital Public Radio
Aug. 28, 2017
The Unity Center opened over the weekend at the California Museum in Sacramento. It focuses on the state’s diversity and civil rights movement.
Congregation B’nai Israel helped in the construction of the Center. Rabbi Mona Alfi says the idea started decades ago and three Jewish synagogues in Sacramento were firebombed.
“The fire bombings came as a complete shock, but what was a bigger shock, in a wonderful way, was their response from the community. Immediately, the interfaith community, groups from different cultural backgrounds, elected officials really reached out to our congregation.”
The $2 million Unity Center is a permanent exhibit on the second floor of the California Museum in downtown Sacramento. It’s expected to attract 175,000 visitors a year.