After almost 30 years of being open and available as a supreme place of Spiritual
Refuge and Pilgrimage, as of March 1, 2013, Montgomery County has closed the Temple,
effectively shutting the doors, until the building can meet compliance requirements
with the current Montgomery County Building Use and Occupancy Code. This is an extremely
urgent situation, and the Temple itself is at risk and may no longer be in existence
if we cannot raise the funds to comply, as soon as possible. We are sending this
urgent appeal to everyone.
How can you help?
Our goal is to begin the mandatory building renovations immediately, so that we
can comply with the County Code, save the Temple and re-open our doors as soon as
possible. This will require immediate funds. Our preliminary estimate is that it
will take over $1,000,000 dollars to begin the massive interior upgrades to all
systems, including drywall, electrical and plumbing work, and the installation
of extensive sprinkler systems throughout the building, and much more.
I'm not sure what else to say. I think the significance of this grave situation should be evident.