USA: Portland, Oregon's Beth Israel Stained Glass Window Restoration Project
The new synagogue at Northwest 19th and Flanders Streets seats 1,000, and was dedicated in April 1928. Instead of the two-tower design, preferred 19th-century,its is distinguished by its 100 foot Byzantine-inspired dome. Other contemporary "Byzantine" synagogues include Boston's Ohabei Shalom, Chicago's Temple Isaiah and Detroit's Shaaray Zedek.
In 1948 the congregation erected the Sherman Education Center, opposite the Temple which was then expanded in 1994. In 1993, the Schnitzer Family Center, which includes a chapel, was dedicated to provide more classroom, office, and meeting space.
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Temple Beth Israel. Temple Beth Israel: A Temple for the Ages. Portland: Temple Beth Israel, 2002.