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A Special Message About the Menorah Project

12/22/2020 07:51:29 PM

Dec22

Rabbi Weinberg

              

Dear Haverim,
 
We introduced the ‘Menorah Project- Let There Be Light’ during our High Holy Days this past fall.  Designed to aesthetically enhance our sanctuary while helping us raise the funds needed to maintain our shul’s busy agenda, we realized this was a critically important campaign for us. 
 
Our beautiful sanctuary lacks the presence of a Menorah, as is customary in most every shul across the world, and this was the ideal year for us to introduce such an important symbol. While our world continues to suffer through the darkness associated with COVID 19, the seven-branched Menorah symbolizes the enduring presence of God’s spirit enriching and enlightening our lives.
 
The seven-branched Menorah has been a symbol of light and hope for thousands of years.  Tracing its history provides us with a glimpse of its influence.  Soon, two exceptional models of this Menorah will grace our shul’s sanctuary, reflecting the beauty that characterizes our sanctuary and introducing another element of spirituality.
 
As the secular year begins to wain I turn to you to solicit support for this project.  Our dedicated committee has already ensured that the project is off to robust start.  Yet, so much work is yet to be completed. 
 
We have endured a very stressful year at the shul while retaining many of the services, programs and activities that have provided continuity, meaning and relevance during this strange year.  Our shul has remained a place of solace, inspiration and community while many families continue to suffer the effects of the Coronavirus.  Thank you for helping us overcome so many hurdles this year. 
 
If you have not already committed to support the Menorah Project- Let There Be Light, please consider doing so now by clicking on this link  let-there-be-light.html Help us ensure Anshai Torah continues to provide the outstanding services that have become emblematic of our shul community.
 
Shalom u’mevorach,
 
Rabbi Stefan J Weinberg

Thu, April 15 2021 3 Iyyar 5781