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A Reform Jewish home on the Eastside

 

We are located in East Bellevue, Washington at 15727 NE 4th St.  Our office is open from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday.  We are closed on Mondays. While we offer services and special events on Shabbat and holidays, our administrative offices are closed on Shabbat and Jewish holidays. If you have an emergency involving death or serious illness, our clergy are always on call and can be reached through our emergency answering service at 1-800-206-9776. 

 

 

Our Building

In his innovative and bold design for Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue, architect Walter Schacht of Seattle worked to bring the timeless values of Judaism into harmony with the contemporary culture and landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

The facility is located on 3.5 wooded acres in a residential neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington. This phase consists of a 18,500 square foot building with administrative offices and a 9,000 square, foot multi-purpose hall designed to accommodate a broad range of activities from weekly prayer services to formal and informal gatherings, educational activities and annual High Holy Day assemblies of 1100 people.

The Design Concept

Our concrete masonry walls are set in an L-shaped configuration and custom colored to recall the warm, creamy hue of buildings in Jerusalem. Walter Schacht’s creative use of masonry has garnered him the highest awards at the 1998 Excellence in Masonry Design Awards.

The temple is lit from above, giving the synagogue’s spaces a strong sense of spirituality. Metal diffusers reflect light and sound as they enhance the sense of the space as a tent for gathering.

In keeping with the architectural language, the liturgical furnishings are designed to complement the idea of portability. The lectern, reader’s table and ark are all built on wheels to allow the tabernacle to be set up for either intimate weekly worship services or annual High Holiday assemblies.

With its movable walls and adjustable spaces, Temple B’nai Torah’s Great Room becomes a social hall of exactly the right size. For rental information, please contact the Temple office.

Photographs ©1998 Eduardo Calderon

Fri, July 1 2022 2 Tammuz 5782