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Hanukkah Enhanced Security Fund

A letter from our President:

 

Dear Members and Friends of PSJC,
 
Hanukkah is a time for dispelling the darkness, and for protecting our community and our Temple from harm. This focus is timely for our community: in light of recent events in our country, the PSJC Board has been focusing attention on ways to shore up the security of our building. The Trustees have created a security enhancement fund and committed to donate an initial $5,000 to that fund. On Hanukkah, we are asking our members and friends to donate to this fund and help multiply the Board’s initial contribution to this critically important initiative.
 
We have already committed operating funds and taken actions to enhance our security and will continue to evaluate and improve security on an on-going basis. But, we want and need to minimize the impact of these security enhancement expenditures on our already lean operating budget. 
 
In late Spring 2019, we will have the opportunity to apply for funding from the Department of Homeland Security to further upgrade our building security. Even if we are fortunate enough to receive a federal grant for security upgrades, those funds likely will not be available until late 2019. Any federal security funds we secure would be used for additional, valuable building security work that we would do in late 2019/early 2020. As we have begun to get estimates for a range of security upgrades, we have learned that each upgrade will require a significant financial expenditure. 
 
As you bring the light of Hanukkah into your homes and our community, we hope that you add to the Trustees’ personal commitment to our collective security and contribute to the Security Fund at whatever level is possible for you. As always, we hope for 100% community participation. The link for donations is available on the PSJC website and can be accessed through this link.  
 
I wish you all a Happy Hanukkah!
 
B’Shalom,
 
Ellen Brickman, President
 

Sat, December 15 2018 7 Tevet 5779