Shalom College, University of New South Wales

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Shalom College
University University of New South Wales
Location Kensington, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Established 1973
Named for Hebrew for "hello" and "peace"
Residents 128
Website http://www.shalomcollege.unsw.edu.au/

Shalom College is a residential college located on the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia founded in 1973. Although it is run by Sydney's Jewish community, observes Jewish culture and follows kosher rules, the college is open to people of all religions, creeds and backgrounds. The college is run by The Shalom Institute, a not-for-profit Jewish educational organisation. It also plays host to a number of organisations and projects from within the Jewish, academic and general communities.

In 2006 the college housed 128 students from many countries, in both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

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Shalom College is one of the most modern colleges on the Kensington campus with new rooms (Barker Wing) built in 2003 and old rooms (Oval Wing) renovated in 2005. Most of the rooms in the college have private or shared balconies, many overlooking the village green. The newer wing of the college includes personal ensuites. The two wings are connected through two kitchenettes, a pool room, a minor common room and a TV room. Residents have access at all times to six academic tutors-in-residence specialising in a large range of disciplines.

Shalom is the Hebrew word for "hello" and "peace".

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