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Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El Upgrades its Social Hall with Community
Temple Emanu-El’s current building, dedicated in 1948, includes the “Temple House” social hall. Temple House activities include worship service overflow, “Rock Shabbat” services, wedding receptions and a variety of other events. In the past, the Temple House suffered from poor acoustics and an aging sound system. Contractor Joe Orlando of Commercial Media Systems in Atwater, California, says the shoe-box shaped room had a half-oak floor, hard walls and stucco ceiling. Its reverb time was over two seconds and “you couldn’t understand a conversation from three feet away!”