Stained Glass Windows

About the Windows

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The stained glass windows in Temple Israel sanctuary were created by Ascalon Studios.

window detail Stained Glass WindowsThe stained glass windows in Temple Israel sanctuary were created by Ascalon Studios. Each panel depicts a biblical passage or an event from Jewish history from Creation to the founding of the State of Israel.

Taken all together, the blue overtones and the wavelike shape of the tops of the panels give the impression of the walls of the sea that stood up on either side as Moses led his followers across the seabed toward a glorious future.

It is part of the design that congregants be able to look up and see the sky above the surface of the sea. Purchase of each panel was sponsored by an individual, family or several families whose names appear on plaques in the sanctuary.In the egalitarian spirit that Torah belongs to us all, Rabbi Panitz “gives” each bar or bat mitzvah student a window that has special relevance for that youngster.

Students don’t get to take the window home with them, but are invited to visit as often as possible.