In dire need of significant and immediate repairs to its building, Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society launched a capital campaign to raise $37,500. Our thirty year old roof which has been leaking for the past several years is in need of immediate replacement. A new roof and related repairs to the chimney and decking will cost nearly $50,000. Repairing and waterproofing exterior walls of the west end of the building and interior repairs will cost an additional $25,000.
The response from our community and friends has been amazing. In three short months, we have already raised nearly $25,000. We have applied for and been awarded a State of Connecticut Historic Restoration Grant to cover 50% of the roof repairs. We need to raise an additional $12,500 to meet our goal.
The founders of this community were remarkable people. What better way to honor their memories, their struggles and their stories than to restore and preserve this building that meant the world to them? The Preservation Society continues to be the steward of a priceless legacy. These repairs will enable us to continue with our innovative and robust programming.
Please help. We don't have that much further to go. Every dollar brings us closer to meeting our goal.