Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation has announced plans to move forward with the renovation of its building on the corner of Shady and Wilkins Avenues.
In a letter to its members, TOL*OLS’s president, Carol Sikov Gross, wrote that the congregation has hired a capital campaign consultant, Lipton Strategies, as well as a programming services consultant, Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, to help create and implement a plan for the building on the site where three congregations were attacked by an anti-Semite on Oct. 27, 2018.
“The capital campaign will secure funding for building renovations, programming and operations, endowment and sustainability, and educational programming and community outreach,” according to Gross’s letter.
A fundraising campaign is scheduled to begin with a “silent phase” this fall with the solicitation of “initial major donor engagements.” A public phase of the campaign is slated to kick off in early 2021.
Rothschild Doyno Collaborative will lead the congregation through a “three-month programming services review,” the letter said, in which TOL*OLS leadership will gather information from stakeholders to determine how space should be used in the renovated building.
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– Toby Tabachnick