I hope everyone is doing well. I am excited that we can come together more and more. Of course, it will be nice to see more consistent “nicer” weather to enjoy the great outdoors, allowing us to not have to postpone fun programming due to this winter’s extraordinary snowfall.

Over the next few months, and going into summer, I hope to continue making improvements to our aging building and am happy to report that we have received a generous donation to help refresh the facility. To start our list of goals, we will be refreshing the paint in the sanctuary, main entrance, and hallways. You will be invited into our vision by the way of storyboards which we will post on our website, our App, and on other social media streams like Discord.

You will also notice new security cameras and some new speakers that will enhance our security at Temple Sinai including a mass notification system. This will finish off the first non-profit security grant we received through the federal government/state of Nevada in 2020. With the end of the first grant cycle coming soon, we now are able to submit for another grant cycle. I will be setting up an updated threat assessment and setting goals/projects for the new grant. Keep your fingers crossed! These grant funds are a huge achievement for Temple Sinai and our community.

Another project that I hope to get started this summer is updating the outdoor area in the front of our building. Although the desert-scaping was/is the vision that was set prior, it would be nice to negate the ongoing issue of the overwhelming weeds we get and use this area for outdoor events during the nicer weather. We are looking for outdoor landscaping ideas to add seating and artificial grass for these changes.

So… yes, there are a lot of moving projects going on and some of them will require help. I (we) look forward to these upcoming enhancements and spending more time within our building as we continue to come together more and more.