Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ) | NEW YORK, NY

PKSB’s renovation created a sacred space that transformed the sanctuary into a new and highly refined setting that incorporated many of its original features. In keeping with traditional dictates, the ark was relocated to the eastern wall which faces Jerusalem.

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This reconfiguration introduced a sense of intimacy in the sanctuary and greatly enhanced the relationship between the balcony and the ark. An interpretive memorial wall was installed in the niche on the northern wall where the ark was previously located.

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Existing chandeliers were refurbished, and the stained glass windows were backlit in order to imbue the sanctuary with glowing light.

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