As we enter the month of June, we feel the necessity for
a controlled entry system on the front doors of our
Synagogue. This will allow us to control how people come
into our building. This will also allow the people manning
the office to communicate with people at the front door and
in fact, provide them with the ability to open the door to
allow people to enter to transact the business they have
with the Synagogue.
In addition, certain members will have an app on their
smart phones that will allow them to talk to people at the
front door, communicate with them and when appropriate,
provide a small level of surveillance for our building.
This same system will allow those designated people to
see who wants to enter the building after services start and
allow them to enter. This will be true for both Friday Night
Services and Shabbat services. From this app designated
board members will be able to see who is at the front door
and grant entry after services begin for the members or
potential members of the Congregation
Given the environment that we currently live in, it is our
responsibility to protect our members. This is a very small
part of a much larger security program that we are working on
with the TSA, FEMA and the Broward Federation of Judaism.
This program is for a grant to secure the entire building and
provide even more protection to our membership.
As of this writing I have been advised that the Grant
Application will be coming out on Friday, May 13th. We
have already begun preparing to fill out the application and
educate ourselves on the necessary requirements.
We are looking forward to our new board bringing in
NEW MEMBERS with which all of you can help. We are
also looking forward to getting some of our tenants back to
provide additional revenue that we have been missing.
As the summer starts, our Religious Affairs Committee
will be preparing with Rabbi Schonblum for the High
We look forward to seeing you around the Temple and
getting back to our “New Normal”. Please be careful and
On behalf of Carol Furman, Mary Dobrinsky and myself,
we wish you have a wonderful summer.
Jesse, Carol and Mary