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Interesting Facts About Chidush

  • The lighting will all be changed to LED lighting. This will be more economical and the lights will last longer so our custodians won't have to be constantly up on the lift changing bulbs.

  • The Jerusalem stone used in Chidush will be coming from the Negev town of Mitzpe Ramon in southern Israel.

  • The new Bimah will be curved and have only 4 steps that will be 16" wide vs the current 12"--this will make it easier to climb up and down from the Bimah.

  • The renovated Sanctuary will seat 275 people with expansion up to 1200 people on the High Holy Days

  • When fully opened, the Social Hall will seat 290 people for events including the Second Night Passover Seder, Chanukah and other events.

  • The chapel will be 30% larger and will seat 57 people.

  • The new Hearing Impaired System will provide multiple channels and be powered by Bluetooth, so you can connect directly to the channel. Even if your hearing aid does not have this capability, you will be able to utilize the new hearing impaired system and better hear everything going on during services. This system will also work in all social halls.

  • Our Memorial Boards will be located in the hallway entrance to the Sanctuary, allowing you to reflect on loved ones. The boards will automatically light according to Yahrzheit dates.

  • Digital display monitors in The One School/HaMakom lobby and Temple lobby will display information about current events, videos relevant to events, etc. and will also feature QR (Quick Response) Codes allowing you to sign up or get information on your phone about all our events. 

  • The security of The One School, Religious School children, staff and congregants are obviously very important to us. The following is a summary of our security plans

    • New security signage on our property
    • Single point of Entry/Exit
    • Cohn Family Welcome Center Reception Desk during working hours
    • Member, visitor Early/Late access will be via a video intercom or restricted code access
    • The restricted code access to The One School will be enhanced
    • 16 Cameras with extensive recording capability with staff viewing capability
      • Exterior: all playgrounds, parking lots, walk up & drive up entrances
      • Interior: entry/exit video recording
    • All classrooms will have an updated intercom system
    • Other security measures to enhance protection of our most valuable asset -- YOU!


Keep checking the TBA web site for more Chidush facts