The largest social gathering of the year at CRT is the annual Journal Gala. More than 70 members celebrated this year’s 59th Journal event, held on Sunday April 2 at Verdi. The afternoon event consisted of lunch, music, dancing, a raffle and some presentations.
This year’s Journal honorees were the CRT House Committee, the unsung heroes of our Congregation. The committee includes Ira Beeber, Brian Butensky, Lewis Dresner, Perry Glickman and Harry Woodrow.
The House Committee are members who volunteer their time to make sure the building is maintained, repaired, improved and accessible for everyone. It is an ongoing mission that has become increasingly critical as the building ages.
Our Temple was built in 1975 and was thought to be very modern and up-to-date at the time. Since then, the House Committee has had various challenges involving the roof, the HVAC system and other key components of our facilities.
All of our honorees have been involved with the committee for a long time and their dedication is truly incredible. In just the past couple of years, these men have spent countless hours researching vendors and suppliers, hiring and supervising them and recommending ways to improve the condition of our building and grounds to the beneﬁt of our staff and our members.
A refinancing of our mortgage gave us the needed capital for some critical projects. Among them were the:
The efforts off Perry, Lew, Ira, Brian and Harry are evident every time you enter CRT. They have richly earned this honor and we are grateful for all of their contributions.
Likewise, deep gratitude to the tireless efforts of the Journal committee. Chaired by Ann Middleman, the committee included Jeanie Corn, Sharyn Levine, Sheila Rosenberg, Bonnie Siegel and Paul Teller. The Journal Gala was a huge success and our members and sponsors have helped contribute to the operations of CRT. Please consider patronizing those who sponsored this year’s event. A copy of this year’s Journal can be downloaded here.