Six Reasons to Become One

1. Long-term vitality and financial sustainability

  • Combine our assets and come together in one location
  • Share costs, eliminate duplicate expenses, and build a stronger financial framework to support the future

2. Increased congregant engagement with an expanded clergy team with more choices for Worship

  • Offer additional creative worship options while continuing our traditional Shabbat services
  • Create opportunities to move outside our walls with alternative worship services
  • Increase ability to satisfy our collective pastoral needs

3. Inspiring and reimagined shared spiritual home

  • Bring our communities together in one location where we can worship, learn, inspire, celebrate and engage at the current Temple-Tifereth Israel campus, which was renovated, expanded and modernized in 2016
  • Integrate legacy objects from Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple into our combined space to make the facility a congregational home for all

4. Combined education programs bringing more Jewish children together

  • Expand friendships and strengthen commitment to our synagogue and Judaism
  • Innovate new curriculum models, maximizing combined resources

5. Increased social opportunities, diversity and expanded programming, inside and outside our walls

  • Expand and enrich social opportunities for everyone from single adults and young families to empty nesters and seniors, wherever they may be
  • Offer a wider variety of programming to meet additional needs, diverse interests and various learning styles

6. Stronger, more impactful Reform Jewish congregation, community and Movement

  • Expand meaningful dialogue and cooperation within our combined Temple and with other communities
  • Generate greater impact on meaningful issues, including social justice
  • Serve as a model of innovation for the Reform Movement