Pepper Pike, OH
The Linden Ceremonial Courtyard Renovation is a three-quarter of a million dollar replacement of an existing arrival courtyard for Temple B’nai Jeshurun. The original courtyard was built in 1978, and needed to be completely replaced. The new courtyard includes:
- 16,100 sf Plaza: Includes a Bima, as well as numerous benches, trees, and open space for informal gatherings and outdoor learning. Permeable pavers cut stormwater run-off by 75% from the original plaza.
- Bima: An outdoor space allowing for outdoor religious services, life-cycle events, concerts, and other gatherings, featuring a movable ark, pulpit, and Torah reading table.
- 5,400 sf Garden: Featuring trees, shrubs, and flowers, as well as benches and a sculpture, this space provides a place for tranquility and spiritual contemplation.
- “River Jordan”: A sculptural fountain that combines vegetation, water, and stone, providing an artistic and visual indicator of the entrance to the synagogue.
- Drop-off Canopy: Allows for sheltered drop-off of passengers. Permeable pavers added further stormwater run-off reduction.