Students at the University of Sydney
Residential colleges - the early days
Mandelbaum House is the newest and most modern residential college at the University of Sydney.
It opened on 18 February 1996 on a site donated by the University of Sydney, with accommodation for 30 residents from all over the world, including visiting academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Mrs Rachel Lipton (née Mandelbaum) bequeathed her estate for the construction of the college which was established in memory of her parents, the Reverend Zalel and Freda Mandelbaum. Her will states: 'The purpose of this Institution [Mandelbaum House] is that it might act as a focal point for Jewish learning and for the study of the vast riches of Jewish thought throughout the ages to the present day'.
The Mandelbaum Trust manages the Estate of the late Rachel Lipton.
Today Mandelbaum House accommodates 34 male and female undergraduate and postgraduate students from various backgrounds.
Rachel Lipton who bequeathed her estate for the construction of the college which was established in memory of her parents, photo, Mandelbaum House website.