Temple Beth El
Jersey City, NJ

Temple Beth-El in Jersey City is a young, growing congregation confronted with a building that is at least 100 years old and designed for a sanctuary-centric congregation. An insertion was placed in the 11,000-square-foot sanctuary, allowing the auditorium to be sized for the 450 members maximum occupancy needed today. The rest of the space is then recaptured for classrooms, offices, community extensions, and cultural spaces.