Our Sanctuary


Our Sanctuary was completed in 1953 when our Temple at Mississippi Avenue and E.12th Street was built.  Designed by famed New York City architect, Percival Goodman,* our building and especially the Sanctuary was at the leading edge of the day, due to it’s unique butterfly roof line and other design elements.  Remodeled in 1985, it has become a meaningful worship center as we continue to celebrate many life cycle events, including baby namings, religious school consecrations, Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s, confirmations, weddings, funerals and other sanctification.  This is where we hold our Friday night Shabbat and High Holy Day services during the year.  Over the years, we have also used the Sanctuary for a place to convene for the community-wide Yom Hashoah Remembrance, a variety of meetings, musical revues, Purim Shpiels and many other celebrations. 

Percival Goodman (January 13, 1904 – October 11, 1989) was an American urban theorist and architect who designed more than 50 synagogues between 1948 and 1983. He has been called the “leading theorist” of modern synagogue design, and “the most prolific architect in Jewish history.