Temple Israel
Longwood, FL

At once graceful and bold, the new synagogue is modern, with ties to the biblical past; its undulating roofline complements the natural wooded terrain while connecting the congregation and the heavens. Natural light floods the sanctuary through high windows, allowing well-shaded views to the treetops and a connectivity to the outside world. As day moves into night, the pure light is muted, yet the sky itself is always visible—through the windows and through the ceiling’s celestial lighting pattern. At any time of day, this is a peaceful, contemplative, and uplifiting space, conducive to authentic prayer.