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THE BUILDING TOGETHER CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

    

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YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IN THIS ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION CAMPAIGN
TO TRANSFORM OUR SPACE TO MEET OUR COMMUNITY'S EVOLVING NEEDS.

We are making an investment in our community to meet the needs of our growing congregation for generations to come. 

It will take all of us to turn this vision into a reality.


HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE BUILDING TOGETHER CAMPAIGN

With over $5mm raised, we are just shy of our goal to make all the necessary changes we have set out to make.
Help us cross the finish line to ensure we can fully realize this vision.

Just as past generations have ensured Barnert's growth, we ask every member of our multi-generational community to support the Building Together campaign.  It is important that when each member steps into Barnert Temple, we all feel like we were part of making this happen.

  • Various levels of support and naming opportunities
  • Special recognition for donors
  • One-time donations via check, ACH, or credit card, payment plans, and multi-year payment plans (for larger donations)
  • Appreciated stock transfers, securities, and transferred retirement savings welcome as well

Add your support to this critical campaign.

 

 


      
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MORE THAN A RENOVATION PROJECT

Barnert Temple is the future of Reform Jewish life in our geographic area.  Throughout our history, Barnert has always adapted to meet the evolving needs of our sacred Jewish community while remaining firmly rooted in our Jewish tradition.

It's time to once again reimagine our future.

"We're all part of the community, and this is important for our collective future, so we all need to come along for the ride."
- Andrew Charles, Barnert member and Building Together Campaign Treasurer

  • A brighter, redesigned sanctuary with new seating, comfortable for all, that improves sightlines and encourages interaction.
  • An accessible bimah enabling people of all physical abilities to participate fully in worship.
  • A brighter and reconfigured lobby with a variety of spaces to gather and visit.
  • Increased security throughout the Temple building.
  • Renovated restrooms and a new gender-neutral/family bathroom.
  • A new youth lounge for our teen community that will be named in memory of Devra Freelander (z"l), daughter of Rabbi Emerita Elyse Frishman and Rabbi Daniel Freelander.
  • A library transformed into a Living Archive that honors Barnert's 175-year history.
  • Updates to HVAC and mechanicals, and new carpeting and painting throughout the renovated space.

JOIN THE BUILDING TOGETHER CAMPAIGN

All contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations (Tax ID 22-1589196)

        

Learn About Donor Recognition Levels & Naming Opportunities


If you need assistance or want to make arrangements not available via our online forms, please contact Barbara Starr via email or phone at (201) 848-1800.


UPLIFT THE MEMORY OF DEVRA FREELANDER (1990 - 2019)

We continue to find ways to honor and lift up the memory of Devra Freelander (z”l), daughter of Rabbi Elyse Frishman, Barnert's Rabbi Emerita, and Rabbi Danny Freelander.  Devra's family has chosen the BarTY lounge as the space to memorialize her name and memory.

BarTY (Barnert Temple’s High School Youth Group) will have a new, dedicated space, accessible from the new lobby, for its activities. The Frishman/Freelander family has chosen this space to carry the name of Devra Freelander, as BarTY was a sacred home base for Devra.

We invite you to make a $5,000 contribution (payable over four years) in memory of Devra Freelander. While smaller amounts are welcome, those who donate $5,000 or more in Devra's memory will have their names added to the donor plaque that will reside in the new BarTY lounge.

Simply click the Donate Today or Make a Pledge buttons above to support this mini-campaign.  

HONOR BARNERT TEMPLE'S MUSIC DIRECTOR, JANET MONTROY

What would Barnert be without music?  Since 1997, Janet (Montgomery) Montroy has been at the heart of music at Barnert.  She is not only our piano and organ accompianist, but also a cherished music director, educator, guide, and even Purim shpiel lyricist!

Our new and upgraded music area in our renovated Sanctuary will be named in honor of Janet and her contributions to our community.  You have a unique opportunity to honor Janet Montgomery and contribute to the growth of our music program.  We invite you to be part of this mini-campaign and make a donation in honor of Janet Montroy.

Simply click the Donate Today or Make a Pledge buttons above to support this mini-campaign.

HONOR BARNERT MEMBER, JIM JUDD
(1957 - 2020)

Jim Judd (z"l) was a beloved member of the Barnert community.  Barnert was not just a place of worship for Jim.  It was where he gave may hours sharing his knowledge of finance, technology, and construction (and yes, cooking).  During his years at Barnert Temple, he filled a wide range of volunteer roles including serving as a trustee, member of the Finance and Buildings and Grounds committes, and active member of the Men's Club.

The Judd/Benson family has chosen to name the doors leading into the sanctuary to memorialize Jim.  

We invite you to make a donation in memory of Jim Judd.  Simply click the Donate Today or Make a Pledge buttons above to support this mini-campaign.

HONOR BARNERT MEMBER, MARTIN HAUBENSTOCK (1929 - 2014)

The Haubenstock family is one of Barnert's multigenerational families who were part of the move from Paterson.  Marty helped carry the torahs from Paterson to Franklin Lakes and served as the president of  Barnert Hospital in Paterson. 

The Haubenstock family has chosen to name the new doors that lead from the vestibule into the lobby as a space to memorialize Martin Haubenstock (z"l).  The new doors will include special die-cut wood that will have symbols of the Jewish spirit from our existing sanctuary.  

We invite you to make a donation in memory of Martin Haubenstock.  Simply click the Donate Today or Make a Pledge buttons above to support this mini-campaign.

HONOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SARA LOSCH

Sara Losch dedicated 33 impactful years to Barnert Temple as the Director of Lifelong Learning.  During her tenure, Sara created and led the education of our preschool and kindergarten-aged children, Jewish Journey Project youth, and our community members of all ages, who continue to learn as Reform Jewish adults. 

We invite you make a $2,500 contribution in honor of Sara.  While smaller amounts are welcome, those who donate $2,500 or more in her honor will have their names added to the school atrium, a space where Sara led “Shabbat parties” on Fridays and greeted all of us so warmly for so many years. 

Simply click the Donate Today or Make a Pledge buttons above to support this mini-campaign.


BUILDING TOGETHER CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP

Honorary Co-Chairs
Lisa Silvershein
Gail White

Campaign Co-Chairs
Lauren Krauss
Alan Lieber

Steering Committee
Andrew Charles
Marian Filan
Stacey Rappaport
Arnold Reiter
Sherie Reiter
Elizabeth Levitt Resnick, Immediate Past President
Cipora O. Schwartz
Peter von Halle
Felice Yeshion

Leadership Team
Rabbi Rachel Steiner
Craig Solomon, President

Sun, April 21 2024 13 Nisan 5784