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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Capital Campaign Kick-Off Was A Historic Event

Sherry Frank, President
The sun was shining and excitement was in the air as members gathered in the sanctuary for a festive brunch. Tables were adorned with paint cans filled with tools and miniature chocolate hammers and wrenches surrounded the colorful table settings.
The enthusiastic crowd moved into the Weber School cafeteria to hear the wonderful news that the quiet summer phase of the Capital Campaign had now reached over $3,000,000. Our goal is $5,000,000.
Brian Bell and David Yocum, our talented architects from BLDGS, shared their background and a sample of their prior work with members emphasizing our goal of creating space that brings in light, nature and a spiritual presence.  They impressed everyone with their initial concepts for our new home.
This has been a great  team effort that was celebrated on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at our Time to Shine Capital Campaign Kick-Off. Thanks were given to the Building Committee Co-Chairs, Jane Seville and Fred Wachter; Capital Campaign Co-Chairs for Major Gifts Abby Friedman and Harry Heiman and Steve and Melinda Wertheim; and General Membership Campaign Co-Chairs Lynn Epstein and Ken Stein and Stephanie and Jeff Kupor.
Everyone left with packets inviting them to give generously to this historic campaign. A special souvenir of this event was also distributed which was an artistic card with the traditional Hebrew prayer for travelers.
With inspiring words from Rabbis Analia and Mario we were reminded of the importance of our own personal family homes and the priviledge and responsibility of building our communal religious home. With prayers in hand, we left the synagogue committed to this sacred journey.

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