Encircling the entire ceiling of the sanctuary is a continuous frieze with six carved medallions repeating in succession:
The Temple’s campus has actually been expanded and renovated more than once in the eight decades since the building opened its doors for the first time. In 1949, offices and classrooms were added, and following The Temple bombing in 1958, the facility was expanded to include an education building and Freedom Hall.
In 2002, work began on a sweeping renovation and expansion of The Temple campus. Finished in 2004, that renovation included a brand new Covenant Chapel. Designed by the architect, Stanley Daniels, this intimate worship evokes the tents used by the Jewish people during their wandering in the desert. It’s curved, sweeping ceiling culminates in a sunlight that allows the Ner Tamid to be powered by solar energy.
Popular for weddings and other life cycle ceremonies, the room allows for multiple configurations, from a wide seating arc to a more narrow layout. It’s even possible to have seating encircle a central worship space.
Also, as part of the 2004 expansion, The Temple replaced Friendship Hall with a new ballroom and social hall. Schwartz-Goldstein Hall is 7,000 square feet and accommodates seated dinners of up to 450 people.
The ballroom easily divides into thirds with attractive sound reducing moveable walls. A permanent wooden dance floor sits in middle section, making it a perfect location for weddings, receptions, luncheons, and dinner parties.
Schwartz-Goldstein Hall features a sound amplification system and an electronic drop-down screen for presentations. There is also a spacious two-story lobby and beautiful historic courtyard, which offer unique gathering spaces for cocktails and hors d’ouevres. Photographers often use these spaces for event shoots.
For visitors’ convenience, there is a 165-space free parking deck attached to Schwartz-Goldstein Hall and an additional 90 spaces easily accessible on our property. Those interested in renting the facility can contact The Temple for more information.
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