CHAPTER III - THE TIMELINE - 8 YEAR PLAN
TO SEQUENCE ACTIVITIES AND TRACK PROGRESS
A. CPM - CRITICAL PATH METHOD
Year 1 - Core Committee, preliminary
feelers, Preliminary project
year 2 - set- up, secure property,
Year 3 - Building planning
Year 4 - solicit bids, procurement
Year 5 - Excavation, construction
Year 6 - Construction continued
Year 7 - Completion & consecration
Year 8 - Start services
B. TYPICAL DETAILED CPM STARTUP - FIRST 2 WEEKS (LAST 2 WEEKS OF THE 3 WEEK PERIOD BUT CAN START ANYTIME SYMBOLICALLY OR OTHERWISE)
Year 1 - 2003
Month 1 - July
week 1 & 2 - Tentatively July 28 Monday 28 TaMUZ to August 7 Thursday 9 Av - Someone else to OK it with $14,890 (see breakdown below), establish initial core group, set up newspaper ads (in jewish ones only) and/or 2 months free internet sites (for all people to unify and participate), present informally (target by end of 2 weeks August 7 [9 Av]) to get reaction, willingness, advice, input, etc.
BREAKDOWN (TO VISIT KEY PEOPLE AND CONVINCE - STEP 2 & 3)
2 people 3 days (1 day setup app, 1 day meet, 1 day wind dn)
$1,000 Airfare round trip/person
200 Railfare round trip/person
$1,000 x 2 peop + $170 x 6 (2 peop, 3 days) + $100 x 3 (3 days, 2 peop) = $2,000 + $1020 + $300 = $3,320 x 4 (5 internat key peop) = $13,280.
$200 x 2 + $170 x 6 + $100 x 3 = $400 + $1,060 + $300 = $1,760 x 1 (2 national key peop) = $1,760.
Total for seriously approving the project, $13,280 + $1,760 = $15,040
This includes visiting 7 key people or their designees of the secular community: SG Anon, Kg Abdulah, Pr Min Abbas/Pres Arafat, Pres Bush, Pr Min Blair & Pr Min Sharon.
Visiting the religious community which is more critical will be under separate special more discreet cover. To translate this work to Hebrew, Yiddish and other languages and send to
Grand rabbis' Svei, Eliashev, Kanievski, Perlow, etc. Also, key figures of Major
Jewish organizations, ie. Pres of Agudah, M. Honlien, A Foxman, etc. and yes, even outside the
A lower key method would be to write in lieu of visiting. A typical letter could be as follows:
1776 58rd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Tel. 718 331-5999
August 3, 2003
The President of The
Dear President ----,
I am enclosing for your perusal some information (a letter of understanding and a brief entitled "The Bare Land") that I think you would find important.
Rather than make an appointment and visit you in person I have decided to write instead.
Please feel comfortable in spite of the seemingly serious subject matter. I am sure the American people will see the benefits of a magnificent modern Temple all will aspire to behold where all peace loving people are welcome.
It may seem like Jewish issue but I can assure you it is an all encompassing inclusive one. Please excuse some of the seemingly impersonal tone of the information, it is merely because I am writing it from a Jewish perspective. The intention is to represent the One G-d of all people. The intention is to to bridge the religious chasm of religious indifference in the service of G-d and not man. If these are not appropriate times, when is?
There is a huge interdependent dynamic involved and would appreciate your comments on the feasibility of it from your perspective.
I will be soliciting comments from others as is evident from the literature.
It will be great if you would encourage this effort.
Very Truly Yours,
(committee to build
the bais hamikdosh)