Snow, Snow everywhere...
As I write this, we are expecting another 14” of the white stuff, hard to believe when it is so sunny now...
Why am I writing about snow? Because snow removal is one of the temple expenses, along with all the other expenses of owning a house. I’m often asked what items make up the temple budget. While some seem obvious, such as staff salaries, others are not so easily viewed. Heating and lighting are two such “invisible” expenses, as are office supplies, the mortgage, kitchen supplies, dues for membership in the URJ, and rental of space at our various venues. Absolutely everything the temple uses must be paid for somehow.
We are still experiencing a serious budget shortfall, despite cutting expenses, and generous donations. At present we are still looking at selling our building, and moving into a space with fewer expenses, one that may house most of our functions under one roof, including religious school and B’nei Mitzvah.
On the other half of the equation, raising money, we are planning a gala fundraiser. The details of this event are wide open. If you would like to get in on the ground floor of planning this event, please email me. If you have any other fund raising/cost cutting ideas, please email me with these as well.
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