Our new sanctuary was designed to be bright, open, and welcoming. The centerpiece of the space is our modern ark, which was built with horizontal planks of cedar wood. The Eternal Light hanging over the ark is an heirloom piece, saved from our former sanctuary. The large, open windows flanking each side of the ark overlook one of the front courtyards, surrounded by modern glass panels with an etched design borrowed from a pattern passed on from our old sanctuary.
The sanctuary is a multi-functional space; a retractable wall normally divides the space into both a sanctuary and, in the back, a social hall, but for busy occasions (High Holidays, weddings, B’nai Mitzvot), the wall can be removed to create a larger seating area for the sanctuary. Attached to the social hall is a fully kosher kitchen, which can be used for kosher catered events. For simchas requiring a reception, guests will be ushered out of the sanctuary after the event to enjoy a reception in the sky-lit atrium, graced by the art of Juan Miro, Mauricio Lasansky, Andy Warhol, and Marc Chagall, while the sanctuary is transformed into a full social hall.
Tifereth Israel Gift Shop
Items can be purchased from the gift shop during regular office hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00pm (Closed from 12:30-1:30 for lunch)Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
In addition, Andi Duitch is available to assist in the gift shop on Sundays from 9:00 am to noon and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to noon
The Tifereth Israel Library
We have a large selection of books ranging from Jewish Theology to history. In addition, there is a nice selection of children’s books. Librarians MaryPaul Even and Rita Weinberg are available to assist on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to noon.
The library remains available anytime the synagogue is open. Do not forget to check out our book exchange, located on the east wall at the back of the library!