Dear Temple Members,
As we quickly come to the end of another fiscal year here at the Temple I want to once again thank all of you for your support. The 2020/2021 Fiscal Year will be one that I for sure will never forget. It began with a derecho, our High Holiday and Passover services were virtual, and after meeting all these challenges we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
A few weeks ago, we were one of the first Jewish congregations to resume in person services, and we have been leading the way in how we can blend in person and online attendance. Between those attending online and those attending in person we have by far had our best attendance in years, and we will without a doubt continue to offer these multiple ways to attend services.
The technological improvements we made over the past year allow us to reach more of community, but as we focus on the next fiscal year, we will be focusing on the Temple building. In the coming months we will begin a massive project to clean and seal the Temple. This project should make the exterior look better and protect the building.
Of course, any project like this is expensive, which why your support is crucial in this fiscal year and in fiscal year 2021/2022. If you have not yet donated for the fiscal year 2020/2021 or need to make an adjustment to what you give in Dues, please contact the Temple office as soon as possible. We understand that it has been a difficult year and many people’s situations have changed dramatically, but anything you can donate will go a long way in maintaining the future of our congregation.
Lastly, because we understand that it has been a difficult year our Temple Board has agreed that Dues will not be raised in fiscal year 2021/2022. As always, we ask that you evaluate your own situation and make an adjustment that fits your life and ability to give.
Again, thank you for your support and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to what the future has in store for us here at the Temple.