W&E Baum recently completed a multifarious project for the Young Israel of Memphis, a traditional Orthodox Shul located in Memphis, TN. The synagogue is focused on spiritual growth, a commitment to learning, a dedication to davening and a desire for a warm and supportive community, based on Torah values. The synagogue, established over twenty-one years ago, conducted services out of a mobile trailer.
After a successful campaign allowed for the building of a new Shul, W&E Baum was contracted to execute the donor recognition program, the memorials, and the wayfinding, and signage needs for their new building. Baum’s team flew to Memphis to consult with the architects and designers about the multifaceted job while the synagogue was under construction.
Black, white, and silver were the primary interior design colors used throughout the contemporary synagogue. W&E Baum designed and manufactured a striking donor wall that is the focal point of the shul’s lobby. The floor to ceiling installation incorporated white Corian donor plaques mounted to a multi-elevational custom wood wall painted black. Individual aluminum title letters adorned the top of the display. White Corian dedication and wayfinding plaques with black wood backers were mounted throughout the building to contribute to the cohesion of Young Israel’s interior design scheme. An Interactive Yahrzeit system was housed in a 55” digital screen incased in a black metal frame. Individual aluminum letters titled the memorial. Interior and exterior aluminum letters completed Baum’s contributions to Young Israel’s exciting project.
Throughout the entire design process Baum’s staff was in close contact with members of Young Israel to ensure no detail was overlooked. W&E Baum’s installers traveled to Memphis to oversee and execute the involved and intricate installations which took several days and was completed prior to the shul’s grand opening.
There is no job too big or too small for W&E Baum’s team. We look forward to creating our next custom donor recognition and memorial project with you. To see more of our unique and diverse projects, click here.