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For more than a decade, our Narayever community struggled with the issue of building accessibility and function. 

 

On Shabbat mornings, a single basement space must accommodate babysitting, preparation and table-setting for Kiddush lunch, a children’s service, congregants who might wish to engage in some private text study, or who just wish to sit and talk. 

Countless congregants – and would-be congregants – are barred from entering the building to attend services due to lack of accessibility; for some, beloved family members and guests are left out of simchas.

With no dedicated study or office, our rabbi struggles to find a discreet and private area to meet with and counsel members of the congregation.

We developed a plan to provide the Narayever congregation with an accessible and revitalized building that would better serve current and future members’ needs.

There then ensued a multi-year process of preparations. These included ongoing consultations with the congregation; engaging building and design professionals; and a lengthy series of approvals. 

In January 2019, the Ontario Municipal Board approved the plan for our building renewal project.

At our AGM on June 23, 2019, the First Narayever Congregation, with an overwhelmingly positive vote — 93% voting in favour! — provided the go-ahead to officially launch “Living Our Vision” – the campaign to renew our building for us and for future generations. 

For further information, please see the documents below.

OMB Decision

AGM Resolution

Building Renewal Committee: Report to the Board

 

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Fri, December 13 2019 15 Kislev 5780