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Holy Blossom Temple’s executive director, Russ Joseph, left, and spiritual leader Rabbi Yael Splansky share news with congregants about the renewal project at the shul’s annual general meeting last month.

Holy Blossom Temple’s executive director, Russ Joseph, left, and spiritual leader Rabbi Yael Splansky share news with congregants about the renewal project at the shul’s annual general meeting last month.

Sheri Shefa, Staff Reporter, Monday, December 1, 2014

TORONTO — Construction work on Holy Blossom Temple’s effort to renovate the shul’s 76-year-old building, which has been planned for more than a decade, will begin before the end of the month.

Tom Friedland, the chair of the synagogue’s renewal project steering committee, said more than $19 million has been raised, which is 85 per cent of the total cost of Phase 1 – a fundraising threshold that needed to be reached before construction could start.

“What people are going to see initially is the preliminary work that is being done on the existing school wing to ready it to house all the activities during Phase 1 construction, which we hope will start sometime in the spring,” Friedland said.

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