Ground Breaking Ceremony, March 10, 2015
|March 11, 2015 - כ אדר ב' תשעה||Posted by Rabbi Farbman under One Campus Blog|
A brief ground breaking ceremony was held on March 10, 2015, to officially mark the start of construction of the new addition. Rabbi Farbman welcomed the assembled congregants and friends with the words of Psalm 118 and spoke about the importance of sanctifying the moments of transition in Judaism, pointing out that we had to step over the threshold of the wonderful TE sanctuary building to break the ground on the new addition. President of TE, Dr. Melissa Perkal offered the words of thanks to the team that made the day possible: to Bruce Spiewak for his overall overseeing of the construction, to David Pokras who designed the extension and provided all the architectural drawings, to Rise Siegel for her tireless work for this project in all imaginable areas, to Pat Panza, our wonderful contractor and to Dr. Alan Kliger for his leadership in raising funds for the project. Alan thanked all of the TE supporters, who have responded so generously to the wonderful matching grant TE received from the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, and especially acknowledged the presence of Phil Pivawer and Bobbi Miller.