Temple Announcements

November, 2020:

 

Rabbi Lennick to serve as Temple Aaron’s Rabbi

 

The Temple Aaron Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Rabbi Dr. Rob Lennick has accepted our invitation to serve as our Rabbi for the next year.

Rabbi Lennick brings a breadth of experience not only as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico but as a congregational Rabbi, writer, teacher, an interfaith leader, and counselor. We cannot overstate how grateful we are that he is willing to share his time, wisdom, and expert leadership with our unique synagogue and community.

Given Rabbi Lennick’s leadership position with the Jewish Federation of New Mexico, his role at Temple Aaron will be limited to leading services at holidays including Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur, and to officiating at weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other life events. With the current restrictions due to COVID-19, we anticipate holding additional virtual events as well; please stay tuned for more details and opportunities to participate in upcoming programs.

We look forward to a mutually joyful and meaningful year with Rabbi Lennick at the helm, and we also wish to extend thanks to the Jewish Federation of New Mexico for its support.

 

Temple Aaron Receives Grant from State Historical Fund

Temple Aaron of Trinidad has been awarded a $50,000 State Historical Fund grant from History Colorado for work on the temple’s complex 131-year-old roof. The grant will cover investigation of how the roof was constructed in order to determine the best way to restore its complicated peaks, valleys, and domes. It will cover the cost of essential construction documents and estimates, as well as pay for a first phase of emergency roof repairs.  The funds will be matched with $30,500 in Temple funds for a total project of $80,500.

Kim Grant is a board member of Temple Aaron and Director of the Endangered Places Program at Colorado Preservation, Inc. which listed Temple Aaron on Colorado’s Most Endangered Places list in 2017. He explained, “Not only will this grant provide critical funding for immediate roof repairs, but it will lay the foundation for future restoration efforts.” Future efforts will encompass a larger scope of work and require additional funding.

 

JewishColorado/Rose Community Foundation Grant

Temple Aaron is also the recipient of a $3000 Safety and Security Grant from JewishColorado and the Rose Community Foundation. Based on a security assessment of the temple’s needs, this funding will be applied toward the installation of security measures including lighting, security camera/surveillance system, and access control devices to improve security on site.

 

We are tremendously thankful for the support of Colorado Preservation, Inc, the State Historical Fund, and JewishColorado. We are also grateful for all of your support – we couldn’t do this without you! If you would like to make a one-time or monthly recurring donation of any amount to help us match the State Historical Fund grant, please click here.

ABOUT US >

A growing community within Colorado and surrounding states is actively campaigning to preserve the historic Temple Aaron of Trinidad, Colorado. The Temple Aaron campaign has met its initial goal to fund critical repairs, two-year operating expenses, and commission of a historic building assessment. A capital campaign will follow to secure an endowment for preservation in perpetuity. This success has been made possible by local temple leadership and congregation members, individuals and organizations throughout CO and NM, historic preservation societies, and others who are committed to preserving this unique and special landmark.  

Temple Aaron of Trinidad, Colorado

 

Physical location:

407 S. Maple Street, Trinidad, CO 81082

 

Mailing address:

c/o Ron Rubin

1042 Oak Hills Drive,

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

email: info@templeaaron.org

tel: 303.905.2161

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