The Temple Beth Zion
The Temple Beth Zion is a Jewish synagogue located on Beacon Street in Brookline that has served the large Jewish population of the town since its establishment in 1946. The building, while grand and beautiful, is also quite old, so the Temple contacted Construction Coordinators, Inc. (CCI) to refurbish and update it.
CCI renovated several areas of the temple, including the function room and the sanctuary. The columns that flank the entrance and lend the temple so much gravitas were rotting, so CCI stripped and repaired them. Because the temple is built on a hill and therefore had several sets of stairs, CCI added accessibility options for people who have difficulty navigating stairs. Most interestingly, though, was CCI’s encounter with the stream that ran under the temple, which made construction on several of the lower rooms of the temple more difficult as CCI had to anticipate water damage and work to avoid it.
Despite the geographical issues posed by the hill, the stream, and even the temple’s location along busy Beacon Street in Brookline, CCI modernized Temple Beth Zion without abandoning its rich history and beautiful architecture.