Over the last few months, the Washington Square Minyan Va’ad has been working on several matters related to our meeting space. We are writing to let you know about an upcoming community meeting to discuss these matters. The meeting will be held on Sunday, March 3rd at the home of Sheri and Eli Gurock, 44 Amory Street in Brookline.
As a community, we benefit from our strong partnership with Hebrew SeniorLife, which has welcomed us into their space for our regular services for the last 5 years. In several ways, however, we are constrained in the HSL space. First, HSL uses its Community Room on all weekdays, which means we will not be able to meet there for future weekday chaggim. Second, we have a growing population of children (you may have noticed), and while we would like to offer more and better children’s programming, we are limited in space for these activities. Third, from time to time, we offer community meals after tefillah, and the logistics for food storage and service are difficult in our current space.
In light of these constraints, the Va’ad would like to begin a community conversation about a new potential meeting space both for short-term needs (i.e. upcoming weekday holidays) and long-term needs (i.e. the potential of a new regular meeting location).
Members of the Va’ad have done some initial fact-finding about plausible alternative meeting spaces in our community. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the results of our preliminary legwork and then have a collective discussion about how, as a community, we want to move forward.
So, please join us on March 3 at 7:30pm at the home of Sheri and Eli Gurock, 44 Amory Street in Brookline.
If you have any questions or feedback, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we do not plan to vote or come to any final decision about our regular meeting space at the March 3rd meeting.
The WSM Va'ad