Havurah Capital Campaign

As a small, unaffiliated, fairly isolated congregation, Havurah is truly fortunate.

Our Havurah home was a generous gift from the Lazarus family—probably Middlebury’s first Jewish family—who lived in it with love for many decades.

Because the house was a gift and because we have paid off extensive renovations, Havurah owns its home “free and clear.” As a religious organization we pay no property taxes and hence our only building expenses are utilities, insurance, and maintenance.

But like any house, Havurah House needs periodic repairs, some of which are now urgent.

We need to replace deteriorating shingles on the rear part of building with a long-lasting standing seam roof: $12,000; replace worn floor tiles and carpeting on the ground floor: $12,000 and repair the separation of roof fascia boards on the front porch where framing is now exposed to the elements: $6,000.

Our goal is to raise $30,000.

We continue to apply for available grants and loans, but we must count on our membership to donate generously to these essential projects.

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PO Box 823
56 North Pleasant Street
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

Thank you for your support. With warm regards for the new year and looking forward to a long and happy future for Havurah in Addison County.