The main entrance from Old York Road
Fountain along Old York Road with the police station across the street (in an estate that once belonged to the Breyer's ice cream family).
Looking out from the main entrance.
Standing in the main entrance - the smaller worship area is seen through the revolving door and the main area (with colored glass) is above and beyond the revolving door.
Stairway lighting and signature Cherokee Red floor.
The lower/little sanctuary.
The main entryway peeks above the back row of seats.
The main sanctuary.
The seats, manufactured in Texas, were to cost over $250 each. Frank Lloyd Wright "persuaded" the company to sell them for just over $50 each.
Seating area and doorway next to the altar.
Standing at the bottom of the "bowl." The entire sanctuary is bowl-shaped, as if whorshipers were congregated in the cupped hands of a mightier power.
Colored glass fixture suspended above the center.
Tell-tale signs of water leaks - kiddie pools and buckets were spaced throughout.
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed chairs near the altar.
A fellow tourist.
Looking up at the three supports and colored glass chandelir.
Unique door handles with the visitors' center beyond. NB: The building's footprint is superimposed on cupped hands.
Atrium outside gift shop
Planters are everywhere, "bringing the outside in."
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed light fixtures.
Atrium outside gift shop with photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright and Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen.
Atrium (with fireplace) displaying drawings, correspondence and a wonderful interactive display that allows visitors to see the building from inside and out at various times of the day and year.
Drawings, photographs and original correspondence.
Ceiling light fixture.
Original correspondence on display.
A sample of the translucent material used on the exterior, which allows interior light to glow outward at night and changing sunlight to penetrate the sanctuary during daytime.
Well-stocked gift shop.
Beth Sholom's original building at Broad, Belfield & Courtland Streets in the Logan section of Philadelphia (founded 1918).