The Building Project
We filed our building permit application in late March and are on an active path toward approval. While we have all missed being together physically, we have learned that some activities translate well to a remote environment. The Renovation & Expansion Committee and the Board will assess our space needs — as well as our budget — before we move ahead with our infrastructure project. Your generous donations to the building project remain safe and secure in dedicated accounts and the entire congregation will be asked to approve any final building plans in the months ahead.
The Sustaining Fund
$2 million of the capital campaign is reserved for our Sustaining Fund, which supports the programs and resources that make Temple Sinai special, including social action, pastoral care, and our beloved clergy. That fund could not be more important right now. Racial and economic injustice have been laid bare this summer, and Temple Sinai’s commitment to tikkun olam and gemilut hasadim feels increasingly urgent. Our community is also facing challenging decisions related to our educational programming and the economic realities that reduced revenue can bring. Contributions to the Sustaining Fund are critical to the long-term health of our programs and staff.
We thank you for your commitment to the Temple Sinai community, your generosity and your patience. We would be delighted to meet with any Temple Sinai member who would like to learn more about the Honor our Heritage Build our Future campaign. Please contact co-chairs Andrew Engel or Naomi Camper, or Development Coordinator Noah Benjamin, to schedule a meeting.