Construction Begins at Keneseth Israel

Construction has begun on renovations at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. To meet the needs of an evolving congregation, Keneseth Israel turned to BWA to refresh the synagogue’s 1950s-era sanctuary in a manner respectful of its Modernist aesthetic. In addition to selecting a new color scheme for carpet and reupholstery fabric, the main focus is the construction of a “low bimah” to provide a setting for smaller events in the large main sanctuary. By removing the first few pews, thoughtfully configuring a new low platform that will include an ADA ramp, adding media projection screens, designing new, and cleaning existing, ceremonial furniture, and creatively using energy-efficient lighting and digital controls, BWA is working to achieve a more intimate setting for smaller groups of worshipers while retaining all of the beauty, drama and cherished traditions associated with the ark and broad upper bimah.

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