Temple Emanu-El breaks ground on expansion

Print
Email
|

WFAA

Posted on May 4, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Updated Monday, May 5 at 1:49 AM

Temple Emanu-El

View larger map

DALLAS — Temple Emanu-El is beginning a new chapter in Dallas. Officials broke ground on a new $32 million expansion Sunday.

The Southwest's largest Reform Jewish congregation, at 8500 Hillcrest Road, is building a new 450-seat chapel, a new wing for the Early Childhood Education Center and additional learning spaces.

The expansion also includes improvements to the 57-year-old sanctuary.

The new chapel will combine nature and worship, including a giant glass wall facing the Nasher Family Atrium.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings attended Sunday's ceremony and commended the congregation for its history and community.

"This temple has a great heritage and a wonderful gift that it has given to this city," the mayor said.

The groundbreaking celebration is in conjunction with Rabbi David Stern's 25th anniversary at Temple Emanu-El.

Print
Email
|