KEHILAT CHOVEVEI TZION SYNAGOGUE

Skokie, IL 

We designed a contemporary expression of Jewish symbolism and spirituality for this Skokie community synagogue. The facility is tailored to equitably meet the separate needs of the congregation’s Ashkenazi and Sephardic members under the same roof. Composed of limestone (Jerusalem stone) and featuring high ceilings and windows, the synagogue interior is bathed in daylight, creating a bright but calm and welcoming atmosphere for congregants and their families. Open, flexible spaces and a commercial kitchen accommodate a wide array of community functions. 

SIZE

28,000 SF  

 

CONSTRUCTION COST

$4.5 million  

PROGRAM

  • 9 classrooms 

  • Commercial kitchen 

  • Community / event room 

  • Offices 

  • 2 sanctuaries – Ashkenazi and Sephardic 

  • Sanctuary room in basement 

  • Pre-function area 

 

TEAM  
Client:  Kehilat Chovevei Tzion Synagogue  

Architecture:   a+c architects 

Interior Design: Amrami Design Group 

MEP:  a+c architects 

Civil:  HK Consulting 

Landscape: Shen Associates 

Structural:  RJ Engineering 

GC:   a+c architects 

Photographer:  Patsy McEnroe Photography