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About this page and the process

Click Here for details about the project status (updated 8/23/2021)

Click here to see the "Guiding Principles" from the Architects 8/20/2021

Watch the Video Recording from meeting on 8/24/2021
Submit your input and suggestions (CLICK)
NOTE: We are keeping all the information for all the meetings lower on this page.  For instance, we have the recording from the first meeting on July 7th and the summary slides from the Annual Board meeting held on June 6, 2021



On July 13 and 14, we will have Architects from Finegold Alexander in Boulder to listen to our community and better understand our needs for a new synagogue building on the Boulder Jewish Commons. 

Specific Meeting Opportunities
The Architects would like to have a conversation with you through various visioning sessions on July 13th. You can join in person in the sanctuary at Bonai Shalom or by Zoom by registering in advance here.


They have furnished the following questions to think about and consider before the meeting:

Thought Questions 

1. How do you feel about your current synagogue building from a qualitative standpoint? 
2. What do you like the best about your current building and site? What do you like the least? 
3. How does your building express (or not) who you are as a community? What message would you like your new building/site to send? 
4. Have you seen examples of other spaces or buildings (not necessarily religious) that speak to you, and if so, why?
5. Pick five words to describe how you want to feel in and about your new synagogue. 
6. How would you like your building to relate to its site? 
7. How would you like to engage with the outdoors in your new facility?  




The next meeting with Finegold Alexander Architects (FAA) will be in October


New Building Project Community Meeting:  Presentation of Initial Design Concepts. 

Finegold Alexander Architects presented on August 24th, from 7:00 - 9:00 to the community meeting.  Based on community meetings with us and written input from members,  the Architects created initial design concepts that they presented for the new synagogue campus on the Boulder Jewish Commons. 

Meetings with Architects-July 13
All meetings on July 13th are "hybrid" attendance, if you wish to participate via zoom please register at this link 

  • Young Family   10:00-10:50 AM
  • Education Committee 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • Ritual Committee 12:45-1:45 PM
  • Shabbat, Minyan, Alternative Minyan and  Adult Education 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Kitchen & Programs with food 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Board, Past Board, Legacy & Aliyah Members 5:15-6:45PM
  • All Community Meeting 7:00-9:00 PM


Meetings with Architects-July 14

  • Meetings with Rabbi, Executive Director & Staff
  • Green Team (closed group) 12-12:50 PM
  • Social Action 2-2:45 PM
  • Additional meetings


 To view the recorded session and introduction to the architectural firm please click here. You can hear the overview of the project we will be working on together to provide input to the concept design of a new synagogue building accross the street on the Boulder Jewish Commons.   

The Architecture firm we selected will briefly introduce their firm (virtually via Zoom).  The Architecture firm will be in person at Bonai Shalom for community listening meetings on July 13 and 14.  There will be separate emails sent with details on the July 7 and July 13-14 meetings.

2021 Annual Meeting Status Summary

Sat, September 18 2021 12 Tishrei 5782