Renovation Update Week 3
Dr Rena Secter Elbaze, Executive Director

February 28, 2024

Here’s another view from our renovation site!

This is the third clip in a series of weekly releases to update you on the progress of our L’Dor Va Dor Renovation Honouring Our Past and Embracing Our Future.

Our video clip this week is taken in the lower level of the building which is undergoing considerable transformation! As I stand in the central space which will be a lounge and gathering area, you may have to use your imagination to visualize the library, donor wall, sitting areas and the hallway leading to the Sisterhood Giftshop and Childcare Centre. The administrative offices located near the entrance offer a full-length picture window with a reception area overlooking the space with a welcoming waiting room. Our traditional Women’s and Men’s washrooms will be supplemented by a large universal washroom allowing us to be more accessible to our congregation.

As the renovation unfolds, I will take you deeper into the spaces to reveal the fully equipped conference centre, modular bride’s room, and classroom. Next week’s video will reveal our plans for the upgraded Yahrzeit plaques in the Rabbi Berkal Chapel, and after that, a walk through of our Childcare Centre. Each week will bring us closer to our project’s completion and our opening for Rosh Hashanah at the beginning of October 2024.

Please be in touch if you’d like to have a conversation about the progress and specific details of the renovation. Please feel free to forward your questions to me at

Warm regards,

Dr. Rena Secter Elbaze
Executive Director

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