Our Sanctuary

The sanctuary of Congregation Emanuel, an icon of mid-century architecture. Arthur Silver, architect, dedicated 1959.

The Sanctuary of Congregation Emanuel is an icon of mid-century architecture. It was designed by Arthur Silver and dedicated in 1959. The metalwork, including the candelabras and decoration of the ark, is by Kurt Matzdorf, a celebrated silversmith who founded the Metal Department at SUNY New Paltz.