Message from Alan Greenberg
Board Meetings

Please come to our Board meetings. We would love to hear your opinions on Temple matters. If convenient, email or call me first to give me a hint as to what you would like to talk about. My contact info is right above this message. The meetings take place at 6:30 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Year end, 2021

Dear Fellow JCO Members,

As we approach the end of 2021, this is the traditional time when your Board of Directors asks you to make a donation to our Contingency Fund. Just like it sounds, we have a reserve fund that was established 3 years ago to have money sequestered in the event of a major expenditure that unexpectedly crops up. Bear in mind that your contribution is tax deductible.

Despite the fact that, over the past 2 years, our membership fell from 101 to the present 80, plus the fact that we have not raised our dues in the past 6 years, we are still able to take care of our normal ongoing expenses, However, should we have a significant emergency, that is when we will need to turn to this Contingency Fund.

Most synagogues that we checked with require each member to make a significant mandatory contribution to their contingency (some call it a "building") fund. We have never required a mandatory gift from our members, but it is in our collective best interests to continue to nurture such a fund. It is not the Board's intention to require you to contribute, but, of course, they do encourage you to do so.

We are asking you to contribute $200 (or more) during this year end season. If everyone chips in, it will go a long way towards having adequate emergency funds set aside, and your contribution will help sustain our facility for years to come.

Please do not set this letter aside. Using the enclosed purple card, please write a check and mail it in the stamped envelope. Or you can go online to and use your credit card. 

Please act now; we sincerely thank you in advance for your support. 

All the best in 2022, and

Proud to be your President,

P.S. Call me at 214-842-2996 if you have any thoughts you wish to share with me.
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