Our Windows

They say that our eyes are the windows to our souls. Some say that, through them, we can see the past, the present and the future.

The magnificent windows hanging in the main sanctuary of our synagogue realise the vision and innovative thinking of Temple Beth Israel’s leadership including our rabbis, past presidents, key individuals and donors; and of the creativity, inspiration and artistry displayed by David Wright and James Thompson. Our windows depict our story, our past; they describe our present experience; and they signify our hopes for the future.

If the eyes of maturity reveal knowledge, wisdom and a Life full of joy, sorrow and understanding; and if the eyes of youth reveal uncertainty, possibility and the promise of hope; then, as we look at or through our windows, we will see our story, the Jewish story, simultaneously through the eyes of both youth and maturity.

Our eyes are the windows to our souls and we can see something different each time we look through them. And so it is as you look at our awe-inspiring windows. Look carefully. You can see something different each time you look at them. Through our windows you can see into the Jewish soul.

The Devastation & Hope Window

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The Pesach Window

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The Chanukah Window

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The Day Five Window

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The Day Six Window

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The Relationship & Love Window

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The Rosh HaShana Window

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The Shabbat Window

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The Shavout Window

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The Simchat Torah Window

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The Sukkot Window

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The Ten Days of Repentance

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The Tree of Life Window

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The Yom Kippur Window

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