The 110,000-square-foot synagogue at 5725 Walnut Lake Road serves a community of more than 3,400 families, according to a Monday news release.
“The expansion concept focuses on growing our early-childhood program, ensuring our future generations have a special place to learn, develop, and thrive,” David Tisdale, Temple Israel’s CEO, said in a statement emailed to Crain’s.
This expansion is made possible by “generous donations” from Temple Israel’s members, according to Tisdale.
West Bloomfield Township-based Stuart J. Fine & Associates Inc. is the architect on the project. Renovations to Temple Israel’s existing 20-acre stormwater system are also planned, the release said.
Rabbi Harold Loss said in the release: “We have come so far since our founding in 1941, and I have been pleased to witness our transformation firsthand as a member of the congregation since 1971. No matter how many decades pass, we have always looked for opportunities to highlight the creativity and heart of our community. I cannot wait for everyone to experience and enjoy these new features that will be available early next year.”