‚ÄčTemple Beth Rishon

Wyckoff, New Jersey

The designers were selected to provide several additions and alterations for the Congregation.

Our association with the congregation spans many years, and several building committees.

Projects included a large classroom, gymnasium addition, renovations to the Nursery School program and exterior play areas and finally, a comprehensive renovation to the Sanctuary, Lobby, Social Hall and Offices.

The solution was a soft, modern interpretation of worship, featuring six large prism shaped stained glass windows, representative of the six million who perished in the Holocaust, denote some of the symbols the designers added. Six skylights on the roof of the building, allow light to enter the space and play along the walls and floors, to mark the passing of time. The Lobby allows for artwork to represent various expressions of faith. Finally, the design incorporated a meditative garden, sheltered from the street with a brick screen wall with a Star of David corbelled from the face of the brick, and visible from the Sanctuary, to provide a pleasant and quiet mood for the service.