We've met the challenge!
by Donald Pomeranz

     We are pleased to announce that by our deadline of Dec. 31, 2000, Neil Prior's $100,000 challenge was successfully met. A heartfelt thank you to all who made it happen, and a special thank you to Neil and Trudie Prior.
      With this additional $200,000 added to our existing funds, the amount raised for the Restoration is now in excess of $400,000. The final amount spent on the Restoration is close to $530,000 so we still need to pursue our fund-raising efforts.
      As the photographs on this page show, the beauty of the newly restored Synagogue is overwhelming. It is elegant, inspiring and spiritually uplifting.
      We look forward to your continued support in helping us achieve our final goal: to preserve the historic jewel that the St. Thomas Synagogue has truly become!