Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey

Renovating the Temple Kitchen

Prompted by a generous anonymous donation, the temple's kitchen is undergoing a complete renovation. Discussion of a "makeover" had been ongoing for many years, but in July 2014 the project became a reality.

This page featured the progress of the project which wss completed on schedule before the High Holy Days, and a dedication ceremony was held on September 12.

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View of left front corner
Old stove and sink
Corner view of counter and fridge
View of front left corner
A look around the kitchen on June 25, 2014 before work began.
The kitchen was essentially unchanged since being added to the building in the 1950s or 60s. The building was constructed in 1946.
Sink being removed
The Simcha Room is a work zone.
Cut stud is carried into kitchen
New aluminum stud wall takes shape.
Sink is last item out.
Aluminum studs are cut to length.
One by one studs are carried in.
Note original floor tiles.
Sheetrock in place
Worker smoothing sheetrock
Trench in Simcha Room floor
Cabinets installed
New sheetrock transforms the kitchen.
Plumbing required excavation of floor.
Early August cabinet install.
Cabinets installed
View of counter and sink
Vew of cabinets
View of cabinets
Early August cabinet install looks different 2 weeks later!.
New counter and sink make a world of difference.
View into kitchen
Pass through view
View through  door
View towards sink
It's a new view in August...
...but more so in September!
The double door is a single door, but...
...once inside we see why.
Stove area
Corner with pass-through

A kitchen dedication Shabbat service
was held on
Friday, September 12, 2014.

View of new fridge
The stove and fridge will arrive soon.
As will the congregation.
By October, the kitchen was complete!
View of sink and counter
View of sink and counter
View of wall and microwave ovens
View of new stove
The congregation of the Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey looks forward to many years of mitzvahs using our new kitchen!

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Last updated: November 11, 2014