Congregation Shaarai Torah West
A Weloming Modern Orthodox Alternative

835 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA

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“A welcoming Modern Orthodox alternative“
835 Pleasant Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01602.

August  2014 

Dear friend of STW,

Please take a moment to read the attached article about our shul which recently appeared in The Jewish Ledger.

You should feel very proud. Thanks to your support, we have been able to maintain Worcester’s only fully functioning modern Orthodox synagogue.  We enjoy a weekly Shabbat minyan, holiday celebrations and various learning opportunities with our wonderful Rabbi Blotner.  We have certainly been able to take our rightful place among the leading centers of Jewish life in greater Worcester.  And now, as a next step we want to make our shul even more inviting.

After years of neglect in our old yet beautiful building, we have undertaken a number of repairs and renovations which will also make you proud.  We began by tackling some roof problem and then moved to the downstairs vestry where a number of our member volunteered to clean and paint, which will pave the way for new construction, carpeting and fans for humidity control .

We have more planned, but unfortunately, we have financial constraints.  This makes your yearly support of the shul critical to helping us maintain our existing program while we hopefully succeed in raising additional funds to complete our renovations.  Thank you for your consideration. 

See you at our annual Members/Friends BBQ on Tues. Sept. 2nd.       
The shul board wishes you & yours a most healthy and happy New Year.