Sanctuary Phase 1, Week 1

With the weather warming and vaccination rates climbing, we feel a great sense of optimism heading into the summer. Yesterday, we got a big new boost of excitement because we (finally!!!!) broke ground on Phase 1 of the renovation and expansion plan that you have helped to make possible. By Monday afternoon all of the pews had been removed from the Sanctuary.
 We expect that by the end of summer, Phase 1 will be substantially complete.
With Rabbi Roos away on his well-earned and twice-delayed sabbatical, Rabbis Reiner, Goldstein, Diamondstein and Cantors Croen and Robins marked the start of the transformation of our sacred space with a brief ceremony.