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Sanctuary & Social Renewal Project

The Sanctuary & Social Hall Renewal Project is the next step in implementing the BCRC Master Plan!* We have already taken several steps to implement the plan:

•   New sanctuary paint job done to match our facility master plan. 
•   New wood chairs with comfortable and attractive upholstery. 

Phase I: Now underway!

Movable Wall – A room divider similar to what you see in meeting halls. The movable wall will:

•    Give our sanctuary a ‘finished’ look, 
•    Provide soundproofing and full separation of our most valuable community space. 
•    Enable us to further strengthen our community by having simultaneous events (i.e, a parent coffee in the social hall while Hebrew School activities occur in the sanctuary.)

Now underway, anticipated completion date prior to the High Holidays.
Ark – One of our members, who is a professional artisanal carpenter, has generously offered to donate a beautiful permanent carved wooden ark, based on a design we will be providing. Here is a conceptual picture of an ark similar to what we envision.

Bemah – Now for YOUR part in the project. To make this vision a reality, we must replace our current rickety and aging bemah assembled from portable stage platforms with a modern, built in bemah. This bemah will be fully handicapped accessible and will transform the space with an air of permanence and spirituality. We are now kicking off with Sprint 1, a drive to raise $35,000 by the High Holy Days to fund the bemah

Phase II:

In 2025 we will initiate Phase II. This phase will complete the implementation of the master plan for our sanctuary and social hall. In Phase II we will procure and install new lighting, accent lighting, carpeting, a decorative enclosure for the ark, and other decorative accents to highlight the spiritual nature of our space.

We cannot achieve this transformation without the support of our full congregation. Our capital campaign has two primary goals:

•    Raising $400,000 over the course to fund both phases of the Sanctuary and Social Hall Renewal;
•    Having 100% of our families contribute, no matter how large or small, so that this is truly a transformation driven by our house of friends coming together.

Donations at certain levels will be publicly and permanently recognized as sponsors but even the smallest amount will be much appreciated, and will receive recognition. Please read the details of our new  recognition program for donors.

With the generous support of our Leaders Circle donors, we are well on our way to this goal. Get started NOW by clicking here and donating to Sanctuary & Social Renewal Project. Be sure to use this donation account to ensure your contribution is applied correctly.

* While there have been some changes to our design since the Master Plan was produced in 2018, such as the new placement of the kitchen and the orientation of the sanctuary, we are still dedicated to carrying out the spirit of this plan, which was intended to minimize business park feel and create a welcoming sense of identity for our house of friends. 

Sat, July 20 2024 14 Tammuz 5784