Our new building
2021 has kicked off with a strong start - -it is projected to be the year that the first Jewish Community Center and Synagogue will open doors to its permanent home in Sun Valley, Idaho.
With more than a dozen religious organizations having their own permanent home, the WRJC’s new building at 95 Badeyana will provide a warm, inviting home for the entire community in Sun Valley.
Some preliminary conceptual designs provided by our architects, Hollis Partners.
Our community has raised more than $1.75M during COVID, amplifying the significance of this project and demonstrating the Jewish people’s resilience during challenging times.
Our building and design work, led by co-chairs Marty Lyon and WRJC Vice President Jeff Rose, is moving forward. Joining Marty and Jeff to lead the Design Committee is WRJC Treasurer Judith Teller Kaye.
Today, our architect Daniel Hollis and his firm HR Architects are working on designing our place of meeting, worship, and community into an amazing new home. Joining Daniel and his team is world-class Judaica designer Jay Brown of the Maryland-based firm Levin/Brown & Associates. Jay and his firm have designed more than 250 synagogues and will be bringing a new level of spiritual and Judaica to our community. He’ll be working with us to design our new home, creating a sense of Judaica and flexibility for meetings, celebrations, events, and worship space.
As many of us can see driving through town or watching the ski lines weave across Baldy, it is clear that hundreds of new residents are here in the Wood River Valley, and we encourage you to reach out to your friends and new neighbors who are Jewish and encourage them to join the WRJC. We encourage you and thank you in advance for considering a donation or continuing to donate to this campaign at any amount that you are comfortable with giving. As we reach and surpass our original $1.75M goal, we will continue to fundraise for construction costs and to grow the WRJC Sustainability Fund.
Jeff Rose, WRJC Vice President, Co-Chair and Building Committee Co-Chair
Marty Lyon, WRJC Building Campaign Building Co-Chair
Judith Teller Kaye, WRJC Treasurer and Design Committee Co-Chair