Voting on the Land Purchase

November 3, 2016

At a special congregation meeting on October 26th, the congregation voted unanimously to move forward with a loan to purchase the property. At a special Board of Trustees meeting on October 30th, the Board voted unanimously to move forward with financing from Independent Bank for the purchase of the property. A big thanks goes out to Lewis for shepherding this process for the financing.  We aren’t done, but we can see the light at the…

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This Land is our Land & Selfie Contest

May 25, 2016

This Land is Our Land: Celebration, Snowcones and Selfies (or) Cultivating our Future Shaded by majestic pecan trees on the property’s western border, an enthusiastic crowd of congregants gathered Sunday afternoon, May 22 on Adat Chaverim’s future homesite. Members of all ages caravanned up Independence following the annual meeting and convened for the first time on the property under contract in Frisco. They examined some of the architects’ preliminary site concepts on display and posed questions…

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Save the Date: “This Land is Our Land” May 22, 2016 at our future home 

April 28, 2016

Don’t miss the excitement on Sunday, May 22 when Adat Chaverim members gather at the site of our future home for a very special event: “This Land is Our Land.” Immediately following our Annual Meeting, from 4:30-6 p.m., our Community of Friends will converge on the Frisco property we have under contract to celebrate this milestone. Map & Directions to Northwest corner of Lebanon Rd. and Batsford Dr., Frisco  TX Come check out this land, our…

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One Step Closer

April 14, 2016

Today we made another step in our journey to our future home. On the land that is under contract with us, we installed the sign that indicates that we will plant our roots right here in Frisco, TX. The Capital Campaign is progressing but we count on each of you to believe in our future together, to give, to act to join. Together we will it, and together it will happen.  

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Land under contract

March 7, 2016

Building Site Approved for Congregation’s Future Home An excited crowd of members filled the sanctuary on Sunday, February 14 to vote on purchasing a piece of land for Adat Chaverim’s future synagogue. The property approved by the Board of Trustees consists of 5.1 acres located at the northwest corner of Lebanon Road and Batsford Drive in Frisco. It is located very close to the intersection of Independence and the Sam Rayburn Tollway, just about 4.2…

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Contract Signed

March 6, 2016

After the congregational vote on February 14, Adat Chaverim took a big step towards the future when the contract on the land at Lebanon and Batsford was signed on Sunday, March 6. An official sign stating that the land is under contract and will be the place for the future home of Adat Chaverim has been provided. The sign is currently residing in the lobby but will be placed on the land in the near…

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Capital Campaign Kickoff Bubbles With Excitement

December 5, 2015

More than 120 enthusiastic Adat Chaverim members turned out Saturday night, December 5, to celebrate the official launch of our  capital campaign and to honor existing and future donors. Plano’s beautiful, newly built Oak Point Nature and Retreat Center provided the perfect setting for the festive event, which focused on “Investing in Our Dream” to build a permanent home for the synagogue. Guests schmoozed over champagne and savored an array of delectable cheeses and decadent…

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Architects Selected

November 30, 2015

Capital  Committee member Howard Flushman explained the architect selection process before introducing Josh Zinder, partner of Landau | Zinder, who is working with our congregation to bring our vision to reality.  In his presentation, Josh shared the architectural team’s focus, capabilities, and collaborative approach in working with congregations while showing examples of similar projects they had completed.  Rabbi Sternman presented this transformative undertaking as an opportunity for meaningful impact. “All over the country, synagogues are having difficulty…

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Programming

March 15, 2015

In March 2015 Sibylle Jacobs & Susan Schwartz were appointed programming chairs. Both of them worked with main temple stakeholders as well as the Architects to finalize a programming plan that will focus the the following areas: Sanctuary Social School Administrative Outdoor Architectural programming can be defined as: Architectural programming is the thorough and systematic evaluation of the interrelated values, goals, facts, and needs of a client’s organization, facility users, and the surrounding community. A…

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Searching for Land

November 11, 2014

Members of the Real Estate Committee initially identified 64 potential sites between September 2014 – 2015. They focused on properties in the southeastern corner of Frisco with 5-6 acres. This list was winnowed down to eight options, then in December, the team targeted and entered negotiations on three building sites satisfying the established location, size and financial parameters.

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Capital Campaign Committee

March 11, 2014

In March 2014 the Capital Campaign committee got together for the first time. Slowly a plan was put in place on how to conduct a Capital Campaign, search for the appropriate piece of land and hire and Architect firm. As all committees the Capital Campaign committee went through growing pains, lost members, gained new members and was restructured several time. See our current committee structure here.

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