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9-6-23 Construction Update

09/06/2023 09:51:50 AM


A lot of progress has been made on our project since our last update! As we shared in June, ten contractors were invited to bid. We received bids from six firms. We then worked with our consultant and the JCC to narrow it down to three. We interviewed each of them individually and were able to turn our focus to two exceptional options. The consultant, the contractors, the JCC, and our TEE team worked together to create a list of modifications to the plan in order to guarantee the most cost effective solutions possible, while ensuring our requirements and needs are met. The final two groups are now modifying their bids and will be presenting them to us shortly. We understand that it is challenging to wait as this important process is completed. We share your frustrations, but also would like to share our growing excitement with you. Although visually you are not seeing much progress at all, we promise that there is a tremendous amount of work consistently happening behind the scenes that is bringing us to that greatly anticipated shovel in the ground! 

The Temple Emanu-El Building Committee
Michael Leber, Dana Shectman, Deb Sager, Casey Horgan, & Dominic DiFilippo



We have reached the bidding stage!

06/27/2023 03:43:31 PM


Very exciting news!   As of last week, our project is in the bidding stage.  The request for bid package was sent out to ten contractors and nine have responded that they will be bidding on our new construction.  Bids must be in by July 14th and we will keep you posted once our committee and the board have reviewed them.

Be on the lookout for our new signs that are finally in and will be installed on the Temple property in the upcoming days.

A message from TEE President, Michael Leber and Architect Renderings!

03/11/2023 11:31:09 AM



Click the photo below to hear an update about our new building from Temple Emanu-El President, Michael Leber. We are so exited to share this news with you. After viewing the video, take some time to enjoy the architect renderings below! Please let us know if you have any questions.



Our plan for a new building has been approved! 

10/06/2022 09:00:00 AM


After all of the hard work and diligence by our Engineers, Architects, and professionals, our plan for a new building has been approved not only by the Township of Edison, but by the DEP. Our plans will need to go through a resolution with the town in approximately 45 days and then we are officially able to begin. That means that we have now entered into the construction phase. Right now, our architect is working on the renderings of the exterior and interior of the building and will be providing a scale model that will sit in the lobby of the Temple/JCC building for all to see when they enter the building. After the renderings, they will begin on the foundation plans so that our construction manager can bid out the work and retain a contractor to begin. We hope to have a groundbreaking ceremony and get a foundation poured before the Winter freeze is upon us.  

This is maybe the most exciting time in decades for our Temple and the Jewish community of Middlesex County. I couldn't imagine a better start to the New Year than this exciting news and I am overjoyed that we get to embark on this journey together.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me.


Thu, September 28 2023 13 Tishrei 5784