Temple Beth Avodah Primary Photo

Temple Beth Avodah

Newton, MA

Environments at Work (EAW) was proud to help Temple Beth Avodah (TBA), a progressive Reform synagogue in Newton, MA, create a welcoming space to spark and foster meaningful connections for the congregant’s members.

By selecting furnishings with a warm, residential feel, EAW surpassed TBA’s vision of the space to feel like a second home for its congregants – a place where everyone is always welcome. The congregation consists of approximately 425 families engaged in Jewish life and learning across diverse ages and stages.

The project included a 1200 SF addition to the rear of the existing structure in order to create a new multipurpose space to meet the current and future programming needs of the congregation. In addition, renovations were made to the existing sanctuary, social hall, multipurpose room, board room, and main entry lobby.

Overall, the goals were to enhance the appearance and maximize the functionality of spaces within the Temple. Additionally, imparting a warm, welcoming feel that reflects the personalities of its staff and congregants was paramount. This was achieved by creating a light interior and a strong visual connection between the exterior and interior settings.

Bechtel Frank Erickson
Project Manager
Environments at Work
Bowdoin Construction
Greg Premru