Bolton Street Synagogue

Bolton Street Synagogue

  • Owner: Bolton Street Synagogue Congregation
  • Size: 21,000 SF
  • Cost: $1,700,000
  • Completion Date: 2003

This design for a new synagogue uses an existing building as a visual and spatial anchor for a new sanctuary.

Taking advantage of a sloping site the scheme allows for entrances from two levels of parking, and maximizes usable square footage with a minimum footprint.  A lobby and grand stair connects the two floors and acts as a link between an office, a support wing, and the sanctuary wing. 

The sanctuary consists of a central bima beneath  a high clerestory.  Seating on three sides allows for an intimate service even when partitions are opened into the social hall to allow for high holy day services.