Monday, August 25, 2008

Bet HaKnesset Rentals, Sales, & Storage, Inc. :(

Our local synagogue is down to fewer than 100 members. We're surviving on rentals to organizations and for parties, and on our Thrift Shop.

Not everyone can take home Thrift Shop purchases at purchase time, especially when the items purchased are furniture (of which we get many donations from relatives cleaning out the apartments of deceased area residents). I can’t even begin to tell you how dismaying it is to enter a synagogue sanctuary on a Sabbath morning and find half the walls lined with bed frames and headboards, breakfronts, etc., and know that this is the only thing keeping our doors open, as a sister congregant said. Our synagogue building hardly seems to belong to us congregants, anymore. :(


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