We need to plan for the long-term sustainability of our building – the physical expression of our traditions and emotional anchor for our temple experience.
For the last several years, despite having our Building Fund, the Temple has experienced an annual shortfall of $50,000 to address facility expenses. As our building continues to age, this shortfall will only increase. This deficit has been covered by repeatedly allocating funds from the general operating budget, but this is not a sustainable long-term solution. In addition, we also must build a reserve to cover future capital expenses including new roofs and heating and air conditioning units and provide a safety net for emergencies.
Our building and grounds need significant improvements to continue to be an up-to-date, comfortable, inclusive and vibrant space for our community. To learn more, read our multi-year capital needs plan.