The calendar year of 2019 was significant for our synagogues and a pivotal time for our collective future.  During this season of reflection and celebration, we hope you had a Happy Chanukah and a safe secular New Year celebration.

During January, the Ambassadors will prepare a memorandum of understanding between our two congregations that will outline the elements of a merged congregation and the steps to be taken to move us to this new entity after approval by both congregations. After seeking advice from our respective legal counsel, we will present the document to our Boards and our congregations.

To ensure our congregants are fully informed, all of the Ambassadors’ weekly and monthly reports, and every task force’s findings and presentation, are posted on our websites for your review and re-reading. Prior to casting your ballot to decide if we proceed with merging our congregations, you will be alerted to the voting process by several methods. Please make sure to contact your synagogue’s administration to confirm that you are a member in good standing in order to be able to vote. And look for further information and voting process announcements in your email and online.

Thank you for the commitment and passion that you bring to this conversation. And please feel free to share your thoughts and comments by writing to our shared email account at JewishTucson@gmail.com.