Cooley Family Garden
Named in honor of the Cooley family and donated by Laurance and Barbara Newman, the Cooley garden warmly welcomes all who enter through the administrative entrance to the building.
Eder Family Education Center
Dedicated in 1991-92, the Eder Family Education Center houses the offices of the Director of Education and our religious and Hebrew School. It contains 20 classrooms and the Richard Morris Youth Lounge.
Donated by the Ralph and Louise Eder family in honor of their children and grandchildren, it is the center of Jewish education for all ages. The Eder Family Education Wing is housed in the Rabbi Harry B. Pastor School Building.
William and Fannie Kesselman Family Chapel
The William and Fannie Kesselman Family Chapel named in 1997, is now what was the front of Shalom's original sanctuary.
It was updated and remodeled in 2000 and is now a small gathering place in which numerous life cycle services and daily minyan are held.
One of the highlights of the chapel is a faceted glass window depicting the famous Biblical story of Jacob's dream. The window was given in memory of Lt. John L. Abrams, U.S.N. by founding members Florence and Iz Abrams.
Richard Morris Youth Lounge
In the early 1980's the Morris Family dedicated the Richard Morris Youth Lounge in blessed memory of Richard. The Morris Youth Lounge is used for various group meetings and events for a wide range of temple committees and community members. Our religious school utilizes this room for teaching and learning, our Bagels, Books, and Babies class gathers and our youth groups convene in this warm meeting space in the lower level of the building. This resource room, housed in the Eder Family Education Wing, was updated with help from the Women of Shalom in 2000.
Nash Family Administrative Wing
The Nash Administrative Wing is the cornerstone of our building. It too was dedicated in 1991-92 as part of the major expansion project. It was donated by Harold and Tourraine Nash and David and Abigail Nash in honor of their families. Housed in this wing are the administrative offices, including Cantor Berman’s study, the Executive Director's office, and the Director of Synagogue Relations' office. It also contains a beautiful bride's room, robing room, choir room and board room.
Sherman Pastor Memorial Library
Also in the Nash Administrative Wing is the Sherman Pastor Memorial Library. It is named in memory of our founding Rabbi, Harry B. Pastor's son, Sherman. Our library houses a large collection of Judaica and variety of Jewish literature for all ages. The library also house the archives collection of Congregation Shalom, including the Leo Kissel Music Collection. Stop in and relax with some great Jewish reading!
Morris and Naomi Pivar Foyer
Added in 1991-92 as part of a major construction and remodeling project, the Morris and Naomi Pivar Foyer was created from the front lawn of the original building. The original lannon stone wall was the corner stone of the building from 1954 and now an integral part of the new addition. Hanging on these walls, are our specially designed donor panels created and made by Suzi Derzon, that honor the generosity of our donors that help to ensure Shalom's future while honoring their families and family members. Some of the symbols on these panels represent the Trees of Life and Knowledge, the Seven Species, and the Gates of heaven.
On the east curved wall, six stained glass panels hang representing the six days of creation. This space is used for a variety of temple activities, school functions, and life cycle events. Our weekly Friday evening and Saturday morning Kiddush are held in Pivar as well.
The Ungar-Schick Portico located at the synagogue main entrance allows congregants and guests to drive up and drop off guests under cover from the elements. The new addition to Shalom, was donated to us by the generosity of George and Bunny Kennedy in honor of their families. The portico was completed in June of 2006.
Wein Garden Chapel
The Wein Garden Chapel is located at the south end of the property and was built in winter of 2004 and dedicated in summer of 2005. Donated by Fred and Linda Wein, we use this chapel for our summer worship services which are held outdoors, weather permitting, from middle of May through mid September.