Sanctuary Phase 1, Week 10
The new accessible bimah is taking shape. With the new, flexible seating, our Sanctuary will be a comfortable space for a variety of worship and life cycle events. New light fixtures will be added to the ceiling, improving the experience for worshippers in the Sanctuary and those who connect virtually.
The temple’s clergy and administrative office suite was renovated to create a safer work environment. With simple changes, individual work spaces were created as well as wider passageways for an improved flow of staff, members and guests.
Sanctuary Phase 1, Week 8
Sanctuary Phase 1, Week 6
The storage space behind stage left of the stage in our Social Hall has been removed and is being prepared for the construction of two new accessible bathrooms. Brackets and support for the new Social Hall storage closets have been erected on either side of the Social Hall. The tracks for our new recessed Sanctuary lighting have been cut. The new Sanctuary lighting will increase visibility and enhance the beauty of our newly renovated Sanctuary.
Sanctuary Phase 1, Week 3
Now a little over two weeks into the sanctuary renovation, the demolition and preparations for the new design continues. Base-boarding and flooring in the sanctuary and social hall have been removed, as has the retractable wall separating the social hall from the foyer. The removal of some pieces of the bimah concrete has begun to prepare the bimah for its new accessible ramp and extension.
Sanctuary Phase 1, Week 1
Sanctuary Phase 1 Project Begins May 10
On Monday, May 10, work will begin on the Sanctuary Phase 1 Project. We are excited for congregants to return in the fall (health conditions permitting) to a refreshed sanctuary and social hall with comfortable, flexible seating; a more accessible bimah; new restrooms; vastly improved lighting; and state-of-the-art audio-visual systems. Construction will take place weekdays from 7am to 3pm, with the noisiest part of the project taking place in the next several weeks. We are coordinating closely with any activities scheduled in and around the building to ensure a safe and secure environment. We will share updates on the construction here and look forward to inaugurating the space in the fall!