REBUILDING THE TEMPLE

Organization Image

A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Temple Aaron of Trinidad Colorado
Fundraiser image

Funding Opportunities and Needs for Temple Aaron of Trinidad, Colorado

$0

raised by 0 people

$3,000,000 goal

3 years left

TOTAL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL: $3 million

L’dor v’dor Endowment: $1,000,000

To ensure the continuity of basic operations and maintenance for another 100 years, an endowment will be created. A new regional model of Temple membership and affiliation, from Albuquerque to Denver and from Santa Fe to Boulder, is being created to ensure ongoing programming to keep the Temple operationally viable and strong.


The Tent of Aaron (Roof): $1,500,000

The Temple’s complex, one of a kind original pressed metal roof, with multiple peaks and valleys, needs repair and full replacement in kind (with like or replicated original materials). A $50,000 State Historical Fund grant has resulted in a full investigation and cost estimates for this task, including the roof itself and the underlying decking and support system. Emergency repairs were also be completed with the grant funds.


The Grand Temple (Exterior) $400,000

The unique, Exotic Revival style Temple, designed by master architect Isaac Hamilton Rapp, stands like a sentinel high on a hill at 3 rd Street and Maple overlooking downtown Trinidad. It is a contributing building to the El Corazon de Trinidad National Historic District and has been preliminarily approved by the National Park Service as a National Landmark (NHL). The Temple’s many unique architectural features, and estimated costs for their full rehabilitation, include:

• The Temple Mount (retaining walls/stairs/security) security) $100,000

• The Portico/Entry Porch (including roof) $50,000

• The Onion Dome Tower $25,000

• The Pyramidal Tower $25,000

• Temple Finials (2) ––($5,000 each) $ 10,000

• The Twelve Tribes of Israel (windows/colored glass) $ 90,000


The Inner Sanctum (Interior)

From the grand sanctuary to the assembly room, and from the library/museum to the social hall, the Temple’s many unique historic features are in need of preservation and restoration to their original condition, while at the same time making improvements to meet modern code, accessibility and functionality. These include:

• The Sanctuary (Including Bimah, Holy Ark and ceiling) $100,000

• The Assembly Room (south of entry by kitchen) $25,000

• Library/Museum/Archive (north of entry) $25,000

• Mishpacha  Social Hall (large rectangular west room) $50,000

• Historic Estey Pipe Organ $25,000

• Vestibule and Stairways to Sanctuary (inc. portal window) $25,000


Remodeling for fully functional kitchen $50,000

We Jews love food, and it is an integral part of our life cycle events, religious services and social and family celebrations! The Temple’s antiquated kitchen, which has not been upgraded in decades, needs improvements to enable supporting the many events and activities now underway and envisioned for the future. A fully modern, code compliant and functional kitchen in its original configuration can be accommodated within the existing kitchen footprint in the historic building. Help with design and implementation of a full retrofitted kitchen is needed to continue to serve the community at our many scheduled events.

...And now for the sexy stuff! ADA compliant bathrooms  $60,000


Giving Activity

Comments

Log in to leave a comment. Log in