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Next 50 How We Got Here

next 50logoWhy Remodel Now?

– Needs have changed
– Deferred maintenance
– Programming obstacles
– Major drainage problem from roofs
– Major donors willing to lead the way

Process – Figuring Out Our Needs

– Hired an architect who can help identify need
– Interviewed and polled staff, clergy, board, congregants to develop proposal
– Round table discussions with congregants
– Presenting this proposal for congregation feedback

Congregants Tell Us They Want

– An overall appearance upgrade to the entire building
– An entrance that communicates a welcoming congregation
– Better ADA access to the building
– Places to mingle and socialize
– A new chapel for a more intimate prayer space
– A Beit Midrash – a place of study for adult education
– An expanded library
– A comfortable space for adult meetings
– A better reception space that provides clearer navigation
– More natural light throughout
– Sanctuary upgrades with more flexible seating, improved sound, more windows, and better access to the bima
– Social hall upgrades to make it an attractive place to entertain
– Improvements to the kitchen
– More flexible meeting spaces
– Improved office space for the religious school and admin
– Quieter classrooms
– Better bathroom facilities
– A way to manage the roof drainage problem