Congregation Beth Israel is in the midst of constructing a new, fully accessible building, which is being accomplished in stages.

  • The congregation began strategic planning for the next 100 years in the early 1990s. 

  • The Board formally approved the project in 2000, and fundraising began immediately.

  • The land, at 751 San Juan Boulevard, was purchased in 2003.

  • Next, the site and building were designed.

  • The land was cleared and prepared for construction in early 2009. The site work required building a road, a large drainage pond, and the blasting of bedrock, then the foundation was built.

  • The shell was completed in 2014.

  • From High Holy Days 2014 to Jan. 4, 2016, we successfully raised more than $1 million in our Million$Match campaign, which allowed us to continue construction to ready the building for occupancy.  

  • We successfully made our $75,000 Match Challenge in November 2016, adding $150,000 to the building fund for the month. 

  • The old building on Broadway was sold in January 2017 and the congregation moved out in October 2017.

  • The antique lights from 2200 Broadway were re-furbished and hung in the foyer of the new building in September 2017.

  • During the summer and fall of 2017 the project focused on the exterior site work required for occupancy.

  • In March 2018, we were able to move into our new building, with some projects (and fundraising) still under way.

Here are some videos from March 2018, when the community gathered to place mezzuzot on the doorways of 751 San Juan Boulevard:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Updates

Architectural Drawings