Ernst & Ernst Building Contractors of Hatfield, Pa., will build a new sanctuary and renovate an existing building for Congregation Beth Hamedrosh of Pennsylvania. The new 5,700-sf facility in Wynnewood, Pa., will include a 4,000-sf sanctuary with seating for 286 worshipers. Existing renovated space at the congregation's current location in Philadelphia will be used for its offices, classrooms, library, and chapel.
Construction started recently on the new sanctuary and renovations, designed by Atkin Olshin Lawson-Bell Architects of Philadelphia. The work is expected to be done by the end of the year.