Dear Friends,
 
We are pleased to announce that we have begun the exploratory process to envision and examine potential collaboration opportunities for Shomrei Torah and Temple Aliyah as part of our joint effort to proactively strengthen the Jewish community in the West Valley. We are currently establishing the seven joint subcommittees that will work on this process in coming 3-4 months, and they will begin meeting soon to start their work.
 
Outside of the subcommittees, there are other opportunities to learn about the process and provide feedback. We want to highlight two upcoming events:
 
The first event will be a joint webinar presented to both congregations on September 24 from 7:30-8:30 pm. This will provide an overview of the exploratory process, the context for our work, and an outline of what we hope to achieve. RSVP Today
 
Following the joint session, we are hosting a virtual listening circle just for members of Temple Aliyah on September 30 at 7:30 pm to give our members a chance to ask questions and share ideas in a smaller setting. Feedback from these events will then be shared with the relevant subcommittees to help inform the process. RSVP Today
 
Our goal is to have an inclusive and transparent process focusing on preserving our core values and traditions, while also lifting up new opportunities for innovation and growth. We are excited to take this journey together, and we greatly appreciate your interest and participation.
 
Please register promptly to these events to give you ample time to receive the zoom link logons. Given how many people we expect to be on these calls, it might be difficult to send out zoom links at the last minute.
 
Sincerely,

Julie Davine
President