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Seismic Retrofit Blog

New roof, new matching gift, new photos

01/19/2017 01:24:43 PM


After taking some time off, the seismic retrofit project blog is back, and the news is all good. The project remains on schedule and budget, with the bulk of the work being completed by February. Waterproofing the dome is underway, which will be followed by installing a new roof—all measures to further protect our beautiful building from the elements. In a few weeks, the scaffolding will come down, the organ pipes will be brought back and...Read more...

Seismic Retrofit Phase II: Meet the beast!

08/02/2016 10:04:00 AM


A beast in the rabbi’s office?

The "beast" is the Klemm 702, a 5,000-pound rig brought in to drill holes to place micropiles in the basement to strengthen the foundation. Our basement and other hidden spaces are filled with construction workers making our building safer. Other week #16 work includes the start of ADA accessibility upgrades. The project remains on schedule and on budget.

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CSI named one of 9 iconic Jewish American sites

07/11/2016 09:47:07 AM


Last week in recognition of Independence Day, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) named Congregation Sherith Israel one of “9 Iconic Sites that Celebrate American Jewish History.” We share this fine honor with eight other sites that connect the Jewish story with the American story. Check it out.

Our seismic strengthening project, now in its 13th week, will preserve our iconic building so that it can be part of the Jewish and...Read more...

Seismic Retrofit Phase II: Upstairs, Downstairs

06/27/2016 11:40:55 AM


Sherith Israel is bustling with contractors in the attic, on the roof, in the basement and now also on the north side of the building as Phase II of the seismic strengthening project continues. The project remains on schedule and on budget with new steel, rebar and concrete making their way into the innards of our building.  

You can be part of the team that is making this work possible by joining more than 400 donors who have...Read more...

Seismic Retrofit Phase II: Behind the Scenes

04/28/2016 04:05:36 PM


Welcome to the Sherith Israel seismic retrofit construction blog. After nine weeks of work, we are right on schedule. Our design team of ELS Architecture and Urban Design and engineers Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc., in partnership with Plant Construction Company, is back in full force for Phase II. Construction is taking place on the roof, in the attic, in the basement, on the north wall and behind the organ, all in locations tucked...Read more...

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