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Healthy Air Project Update –

Your Contributions Appreciated

At THOI, we practice pikuach nefesh, the Jewish value of protecting human life.  We want to ensure that Members, family, and visitors can enjoy a healthy and safe environment to worship and engage.

Our comprehensive project to upgrade HVAC and related systems’ components to address recurring mold and mildew challenges is moving forward and nearing completion. These efforts included: replacing the Sanctuary’s HVAC system, removing asbestos-wrapped ductwork,
erecting a vapor barrier, putting floor insulation in the Sanctuary and social hall, and installing a dehumidifier and air treatment systems. There are some repairs and improvements remaining.

You- our THOI Members, friends, supporters, and neighbors- have been incredibly responsive with your financial support. We are grateful for your willingness to help maintain our historic place of worship. While our Healthy Air Project funds are increasing and we are in a stable
position for now, the invoices also are coming in. If you have not yet been able to make a donation, or would consider adding to a prior contribution, please know that THOI- and our wonderful community- would appreciate your generosity.

Thanks to a generous 2:1 match of $100,000 from an anonymous donor, your contribution will automatically TRIPLE in size! But this offer is good only through December 31, 2022.

To contribute to the THOI Healthy Air Fund, please click on the “Donate” Button on our Temple’s Website Home Page www.thoi.org or send a check payable to THOI and addressed to: Temple House of Israel, Attention Treasurer, PO Box 1412, Staunton, VA  24402.  Please note on the check’s Memo Line it is for the “Healthy Air Fund.”  

THOI is a 501c3 organization; your dues and contributions are fully tax deductible

THOI Services and updated Mask Policy (10/01/2022)

Shabbat services are offered both in person and virtually. To abide by the Jewish values for safeguarding the lives and health of all in our community, THOI kindly requests that ALL persons attending in-person services or activities be vaccinated.

As of October 1, 2022, masks are encouraged but not required. While masking remains the remains the most effective means to reduce transmission of the virus, THOI also respects the individual choices of our members and their judgment of personal risk acceptance. Members should feel comfortable wearing or not wearing a mask as they choose. Masks are available at the door if you would like to wear one.

THOI’s Board of Directors will periodically review the current policy to assess if conditions, such as community transmission levels and/or new variants, warrant any changes.

Welcome!

Please join us at one of our in-person Shabbat services, held on the first Friday evening (7:00 pm) and third Saturday morning (10:00 am) of every month- except July- in our historic Temple building.

Temple House of Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation in Staunton, Virginia with members from Staunton and surrounding towns and counties.  We also welcome students from the several college campuses in our area.

Our Mission:  To perpetuate Jewish life and identity through a welcoming community of spirituality, learning, service, joy, and worship.

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