The land for our present sanctuary was purchased in 1921. The Byzantine-Romanesque edifice with its magnificent vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows was completed in 1928 and seats 1,750 worshippers. Designed by Boston architects, Blackall, Clapp and Whittemore, the structure is modeled on themes from Hagia Sophia and the Great Synagogue of Florence, Italy.
Club Ohabei: An Evening of Dinner, Dancing, and the Soulful Sounds of the Afro-Semitic Experience.
On February 11, 2012 Cantor Randall Schloss invited the entire community to join Temple Ohabei Shalom for a special Shabbat observance and service, with the Afro-Semitic Experience serving as musicians in residence. The Connecticut-based Afro-Semitic Experience band is comprised of highly acclaimed African-American and Jewish musicians. It was a night of Rhythm and Jews, which included dinner, dancing, and a silent auction.
Temple Ohabei Shalom's Annual Brotherhood Breakfast on April 29, 2012, honoring Man-of-the-Year, Eddie Jacobs.