Temple B’nai Israel is embarking on its first comprehensive campaign in over 40 years. The synagogue leadership is committed to ensuring that our Reform congregation will continue to serve this area’s Jewish community for future generations.
Over the past year, the Congregation has identified several key areas in need of immediate attention for the first phase of this campaign. Some are particularly urgent, such as the strengthening of our endowment fund and the retiring of our debt. Other areas include the revitalization of our Sanctuary and Ark, the expansion and renovation of the entire entry and lobby area, the establishment of a new Chapel that will serve smaller worship events, and the renovation of the Social Hall and its adjacent spaces.
The realization of this vision for the Temple will require a significant investment of resources. To this end, we announce
Preserving Our Future, a major fundraising campaign designed to secure a minimum of $3,500,000 from members and friends for capital purposes, underwriting a strong future for Temple B’nai Israel. Additionally,
Preserving Our Future will strengthen the endowment fund and begin to retire our long-term debt.
Each member of the Board of Directors has already pledged financial support to the Campaign. Furthermore, several fellow congregants have come forward with generous lead gifts to help us begin the
Preserving Our Future Campaign with a boost. We are pleased to announce that these combined pledges have helped us raise more than $2,000,000 towards our goal of $3,500,000.
We hope that each of you will participate, providing gifts that rise to the best of your giving ability, and demonstrate your support of our congregational community.
Every member is encouraged to participate at a level that is both personally and financially meaningful and reflects your recognition of the role that Temple B’nai Israel plays in your own life and in the life of our community. Your participation plants a sapling that will provide food and shade for our future, just as those who preceded us provided for our needs.
We offer you this opportunity to be there for Temple B’nai Israel. Please remember that everyone’s gift is vital to
Preserving our Future.