On July 1, JRC moved out of its building of almost 50 years and moved into temporary office, school, and prayer spaces in order to demolish its building and build anew. The new building won't just be any old construction. It will meet the highest level of established "green" building standards and has received a $105,000 grant to help from the Illinois Clean Energy and Community Foundation. JRC, the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation of Evanston, IL, has almost 500 families. Creating the new building will cost $15 million. The congregation has pledges of 80 per cent of that and will finance the remaining funds needed. Construction is expected to last one year. The congregation has done an exceptional job in keeping it's congreants apprised of the efforts and the changes that will occur over the next year. The lead article on the JRC web site about the new building is titled, "JRC Embraces Transition and Change." You can view the informative web pages offered congregants during this exciting time.