Cultivating future growth during difficult times

The depression years were a trying period for the young congregation. Careful fiscal oversight, including voluntary salary cuts for professional staff, enabled the congregation to avoid a budget deficit. At the same time, key expenditures were made, including the purchase of siddurim, chumashim and machzorim, and  the cemetery – purchased just as the stock market crashed – and building a cemetery chapel. New hires included Cantor Max Kotlowitz, a director of the Community Center, and an athletic director.