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Ohr Shalom Congregation
Restoration of a Sacred Place

Ohr Shalom Congregation CommitteeOhr Shalom Synagogue is an iconic landmark of San Diego. Built as Temple Beth Israel in 1926 it was designed by notable architect William H. Wheeler. The Ohr Shalom congregation raised more than $3.6 million to both restore and renovate the synagogue. With the renovation of this building Ohr Shalom has preserved an important part of the neighborhood's history for the greater good of the community.

Renovating the building meant undoing some of the modernization of the 1950s to reveal the original beauty of this master architect-designed site. Along with cosmetic and decorative work the structure was seismically retrofitted and brought to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As a designated historic site Ohr Shalom chose to follow the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and retain as much original fabric as possible while keeping with the new needs of a growing congregation.


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2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-9327
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