Torrey Architecture

Temple Shalom of Newton

Project Information

Temple Shalom of Newton

The design for Temple Shalom bridges between an iconic 1950s synagogue and its religious school wing, tying together five levels of program space to fulfill the needs of a growing congregation.

The existing social hall/sanctuary wing and education wing were renovated inside and out; the new addition, inserted at mid-level between the sanctuary and education wing, provides an entry plaza and accessible daily entrance monitored from the reception desk. This tightly composed addition houses a new elevator and glass staircase, a nursery and meeting rooms. The upper level contains an assembly lobby, a meeting room for family receptions, and a new multi-purpose chapel whose ark, in collaboration with an artist, includes traditional paper cut designs silkscreened on glass.

Comprehensive Architectural Services Master Planning and Feasibility Studies Universal Access Design Restoration and Adaptive Re-use Artist's Renderings and Fundraising Graphics