February 4, 2018

Building Fund

Menorat HaMaor started building our Shul building in 2006, completing the function hall in June, and moving in for Shavuot services.  Currently, the function hall serves as our everything room:  our shul where we daven, our Kiddush room, our Beit Midrash and our social/function room.  In 2017 we built our caravan, AKA the “plaza level annex” where our youth program meets to daven on Shabbat, where our tots and children’s program begins after services and which also serves as a small meeting room for our shul and community.

We are now privileged to have over 100 member families; we do not have enough space to meet the needs of our membership on Rosh HasShana and Yom Kippur; the youth minyan has already outgrown the caravan which can comfortably fit only up to 20 people and our limited capacity means that social events and catering cannot meet the needs of our growing membership.

The next phase of building is the main section of the shul which will have seating for 300 people.  Once the davening moves to the main shul, the function hall will become available for youth services, youth programming after-shul kiddushim, a proper Bet Midrash and for shul and community events and proper rentals.

To complete the project we need to raise 2.5 million shekels.

If you have a fundraising idea or plan to make a donation to our building fund, please contact us – we greatly value your input and your support!