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Why We Give: Ileen and Randy Spoor

We give to Midbar Kodesh Temple to set an example for our children and grandchildren. Not a day goes by that someone from our family is not participating in something at Midbar Kodesh: the Early Childhood Center, the Religious School, youth groups, volunteering in the office, attending services, board meetings, fundraisers, in the kitchen, arranging and setup of simchas, and more.

We see the joy in our grandchildren’s faces when they see Rabbi Tecktiel – running up to him and give him a hug. A joy that is reciprocal. We watch them chat up new friends and welcome other children. Talk about priceless moments!

Our children in San Diego are deeply involved in their own synagogue, but they still make time for Midbar Kodesh, where they grew up. You will find them here a few times a year, taking on responsibilities that they enjoy. It is a way of life for all of us. Belonging to and supporting a synagogue is not only for our children and grandchildren, but for yours too.

Our membership at Midbar Kodesh Temple brought us the bonus of many friendships and extended family. In times of joy or sorrow, we know we can depend on the Midbar Kodesh family to be there for us as we are for them. This is why we give of our hearts, our time, our energy and yes, our money!

-Ileen and Randy Spoor

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