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Renovation Celebration Capital Improvement Campaign 2020/21


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Renovation Celebration & Capital Campaign Committee

Jon Alper, Alan Gerberg, Lyne Glaser(Chair),  Rena Goldwasser, Jerry Smith, Barbara Waxman, Barry Weiss, Walter Winter, Laurel Westreich


We write today with extremely exciting news!  Our sanctuary renovation is almost complete!! B’nai Israel members currently have an extraordinary opportunity to ensure our well-being, now and into the future by making a one-to-three-year commitment to our 2020 Renovation Celebration Capital Campaign.

Recently, Bnai Israel has completed major repairs, in addition, but unrelated to the Sanctuary renovation.  We replaced an antiquated HVAC system,  repaired yet another leak and made necessary electrical and plumbing upgrades, all paid for by our Capital Improvement Fund(CIF). Although this fund is now depleted, our sanctuary renovation work offers us a unique opportunity to replenish the CIF and ensure the preservation, maintenance, and beautification of our building!  Your Annual Pledge will continue to subsidize operating expenses. Your Capital Campaign contribution will re-fund the CIF offering peace of mind down the road.

Today we launch the first Capital Campaign in many years at Bnai Israel!!

Our architect together with the dedicated Bnai Israel Design Committee have selected meaningful Judaic art to enhance the sanctuary. Along with general donations to the CIF, your sponsorship of these items and others can be designated in honor or memory of you or your family.  Donors to our CIF and sponsors will be named on a Capital Campaign 2020 plaque…a living legacy.

Expect a Committee member to reach out to you soon to discuss your participation by contributing to this campaign. NO gift is too small or too large and can be made in many forms and over time. (see next page). Opportunities abound, from the naming of a Lobby to the naming of a Mezuzah or simply a general donation to the Capital Improvement Fund.   It is a chance for all to feel that this is truly OUR home of worship. We hope your first sight of our beautifully renovated sanctuary will motivate your generosity like never before.

See you in our amazing “new” shul,

The Renovation Celebration & Capital Campaign Committee:

Jon, Alan, Lyne , Rena, Jerry, Barbara, Barry, Walter, and Laurel


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The sponsorship opportunities listed below will help beautify our sanctuary and set the example of tzedakah and generosity for generations to come.  Your contributions can be paid out over time, bundled as family gifts or structured as gifts of cash, life insurance policies, planned estate gifts or endowments. 


Here is an update on how the campaign is going.  




With gratitude, admiration and love the members of B’nai Israel Congregation thank our very generous donors!


We also acknowledge Bucky Stein for his generous contributions to

B’nai Israel Congregation Capital Renovations.

This is just the beginning!! We have so much more to do. Please join your friends to be part of this uplifting endeavor. In this difficult year, it will feel good and it will “do good”! We have not set a monetary goal, but we are hoping for 100% participation so that each of us remembers this is OUR Congregation….a spiritual home for ALL of us.

*Pews are sponsored but not owned

**to be completed ONLY with contribution



EVERY gift will be recognized in a written and digital format. Please note, gifts will NOT have name of donor/sponsor on or near the named items’ physical location.

Gifts of $5000 and above will be acknowledged on individual plaques.

Gifts of $1000 or above will be acknowledged on the 2020 Renovation Celebration Plaque, denoting the donor name (or “Anonymous” if desired), the item sponsored, and  limited wording requested by donor, for example; “Sound System donated by Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell Klaus in memory of their parents Sam & Mildred Levine and David & Lillian Klaus”

Gifts of $1000 or less will be recognized in written and digital communications to congregation.


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Thu, July 29 2021 20 Av 5781