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Temple Foundation appreciates fire rescue

William A. Korn, Temple Israel Foundation, Leadville

The Temple Israel Foundation would like to use this letter to offer its very deep appreciation to all of the emergency service personnel who responded to the recent fire at the Temple Israel building in Leadville. Without their efforts, the historic building would have been lost, and with it a unique element of Leadville’s past. We are also profoundly impressed by the very many expressions of sympathy, support, and encouragement that have been received since the disaster from many in the community. The charter of the Temple Israel Foundation calls for the preservation of Leadville’s Jewish heritage. Along with restoring the Hebrew Cemetery, accumulating artifacts for a proposed museum, and developing a website (www.jewishleadville.org) chronicling the Jewish impact on Leadville during its glory days, the Foundation’s principal goal has been the reconstruction of the synagogue as it was originally conceived. We remain dedicated to that task.Additionally, the Foundation would like to focus attention on the remarkable forbearance and good spirits displayed by the building’s tenants who suffered extensive property damage, and also on all of those Leadville residents who were inconvenienced by the temporary loss of electric and cable services as a result of the fire. Finally, we most sincerely regret that such an event should have occurred during our stewardship.

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