This striking synagogue serves as a cultural hub and place of worship for Edmonton’s Jewish community.
The synagogue’s meeting spaces are large; its main sanctuary seats 800, while its social hall accommodates 500. These spaces can be combined into a single space during major events.
In addition to these large meeting spaces, the synagogue contains a kitchen, Mikvah (bathhouse), library and administration spaces. A continuous walkway circumnavigates the sanctuary to provide access to the male and female portions of the ceremonial space, the side prayer hall, Mikvah and library.
Scope: New Construction
Size (m2): 2,500
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
From the beautiful, articulated red brick exterior to the tastefully elegant interior decor, the new Beth Israel Synagogue is indeed a work of art and a sight to behold. The steel-framed, brick finished synagogue is an architectural masterpiece designed by Richard Isaac, a partner of the well known and highly regarded Edmonton-based firm, Manasc Isaac Architects. — Edmonton Jewish News