In 2006, we rededicated our sanctuary. You can read about our building. The document contains two parts: A description of synagogue features which was first printed in 1936 by Rabbi Abraham J. Feldman, and descriptive essays on the spiritual message from the sanctuary’s stained glass windows and the distinctive roundels.
Our cemeteries are located in Avon and Hartford.
We are handicapped accessible, including our restrooms. Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome in our sanctuary, chapel, and social halls.
Our handicapped parking is in the front circle driveway and in our back parking lot.
Hearing aid devices for the hearing impaired are available in our sanctuary.
We also hire a sign interpreter when we have deaf or hard of hearing participants. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a sign interpreter.
Congregation Beth Israel received a First Place Award in West Hartford’s Ninth Annual Historic Preservation Awards Program on May 11, 2006. The award was given in recognition of the meticulous restoration of the synagogue exterior managed by Alan Reisner and Eric Lessne and implemented by Hoffman Architects and Weiss, Janney and Elsner Consulting Engineers. The jurors commented that it looks as if nothing had ever changed – a mark of true restoration. They were also impressed by the use of original materials, especially the dome tiles that had been stored in a closet since the 1936 construction!