The Temple House
The Temple House building was completed in September of 1929 and quickly became the focus for all of CBE’s social, cultural, and educational programs. Not only were children educated in the Temple House classrooms, but adults presented original theatrical productions in the ballroom, receptions of all kinds were held in the social halls, youth groups met for informal education, and a varied program to enrich Jewish and community life was offered. In 1979, CBE’s Early Childhood Center was born and classes were held in the Temple House. The After School Center, and day camp programs followed, utilizing the Temple House facilities in new and innovative ways. The lower levels of the Temple House house the basketball court and swimming pool. Today, the Temple House is utilized seven days a week for a variety of CBE programs.
The Main Sanctuary
CBE’s Main Sanctuary building was constructed in 1909. It is the third home of the congregation and seats approximately 1,200 people. When it was built, it housed all of CBE’s programs and included classrooms, a middle auditorium room, administrative offices, and a room that served as both the rabbi’s study and meeting room.
The building continued to be a focus for CBE’s major religious activities until September 2009 when the congregation was forced to close down the Main Sanctuary during the High Holy Days due to unsafe conditions.
Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur of 2009, the roof of CBE’s century-old sanctuary collapsed, spurring the launch of The Journey Home, a $3.25 million capital campaign to restore the historic structure. The Journey Home’s success continues.
Rental Information2021-2022 Rental Rates
We are delighted to help you with your next event! Whether you are hosting a dinner for 20 or a wedding for 200, we are here to make your event spectacular. We have a variety of event spaces available for every type of function for your life cycle events, including:
- B’nei Mitzvah receptions
- Bris or Baby Naming
Please note: there is an additional $500 fee for events on Saturday and Sunday evenings, when the building is normally closed.
Spaces & Amenities
- Ballroom: 300 assembly or 250 at tables (handicap accessible via chairlift & air conditioning)
- Board Room: 40 assembly or 30-40 at tables (handicap accessible & air conditioning)
- Chapel: 150 seated in pews (handicap accessible & air conditioning)
- B’nei Mitzvah receptions
- Lobby: 100-150 standing or 50 at tables (handicap accessible)
- Sanctuary: 900 in pews on the main floor or 1,200 with balcony (handicap accessible via elevator to the main floor)
- Social Hall: 175 assembly or 100 at tables (handicap accessible & air conditioning)
- Pool: measures 60′ by 20′, with up to four swimming lanes (locker rooms available for both men and women)
- Tables and chairs (labor included for set up and break down)
- A screen onstage in the Ballroom can be used for presentations. CBE can provide a projector that can connect with a laptop. The renter must provide their own laptop and cords.
- Full kitchen*
*Please note: CBE is not responsible for handling the set up or breakdown of food. This should be done by your caterer. Food does not need to be kosher, however we ask food service to be Kosher-style (no pork or shellfish) CBE does not allow pork or shellfish.
If you are interested in renting a space at CBE, please contact Director of Member Services, Maribeth Batcha, at firstname.lastname@example.org.