“Commitment to the Future” 

Congregation Ahavas Yisrael’s Building Campaign

2011-2016 / Campaign Objective: $650,000 = $400,000 private funding + $250,000 financing

Our minyan was founded in 1988 and over the years has grown and flourished as new families have moved into the neighborhood. We remain committed to the values that motivated the founders of the minyan. We have always taken pride in our serious attitude towards Tefillah, our unity and dedication to achdus among the families in our neighborhood, our strong commitment to Torah learning, and our support of Eretz Yisrael.

Launched in 2011, the AY Building Campaign and Fund was established with the goal of making our current location at the corner of Route 27 and Campbell Avenue our permanent home through the purchase of both the building and the lot next door. Through a series of pledges from members and non-members alike, we have been able to raise significant funds, moving us closer to accomplishing our goal. 

Building on past and present successes, the time has come to make a commitment to the future and have likewise renamed the campaign “Commitment to the Future.” Part of this rebranding is to outline detailed objectives and milestones to help us accomplish our goals for the future.  

Phase #1 - PAST

  • 1A- Raise and collect $200,000 through donations and pledges for the former “Building Fund”  --> ACCOMPLISHED
  • 1B- Secure sales contract for the building at 1587 Route 27, currently occupied by Congregation Ahavas Yisrael --> ACCOMPLISHED
  • 1C- Purchase the lot at 9 Campbell Avenue, currently unoccupied  --> ACCOMPLISHED

Phase #2 - PRESENT

  • 2A- Raise additional $100,000 through donations and pledges for the “Commitment to the Future” Campaign --> IN PROGRESS
  • 2B- Secure a $250,000 mortgage from a lending institution in order to close sales contract on the building --> ACCOMPLISHED
  • 2C- Close sales contract on the building  --> ACCOMPLISHED

Phase #3- FUTURE

  • 3A- Raise additional $100,000 through donations and pledges for the “Commitment to the Future” Campaign
  • 3B- Renovate building at 1587 Route 27 to include two children’s playrooms, larger capacity sanctuary, and kitchen
  • 3C- Improve the 9 Campbell Avenue property with children’s playground and additional parking

We ask all members of AY to become a partner in our collective future, make a financial commitment to the shul, and become a participant in this new campaign!

Letter from the Committee Chairman, Rabbi Daniel Davis

Sunday, May 28 2017 3 Sivan 5777