National Machine

Temple Israel

National Machine partnered with Temple Israel to showcase their congregants in an incredible collection of historical and current photography. The site is media-heavy and content-driven. After a major remodel, the site is as beautiful and modern as the building that holds their vibrant congregation.

Following a major remodel to their building, Temple Israel needed a new site as beautiful and modern as the fresh spaces that are home to their vibrant congregation.

Modern Thought

Temple Israel was due for a virtual facelift. They are one of the oldest, largest Reform congregations in North America with approximately 10,000 members and all of the logistical challenges that go along with it. People visiting their site need information quickly, or they may as well just call the receptionist.

Temple Israel has a reputation to uphold. They're one of the first congregations in the US to have a woman as their head Rabbi. They're modern in thought and action and the website had to reflect that.

The website requirements: modern-looking, mobile compatible, easily navigable and show off the content they are constantly producing for their monthly news magazine and e-news updates.  

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We created additional photographic content to support the change, documenting services, annual meetings, their wildly popular summer day camp and refreshing the headshots of all staff members. 

All content is served to visitors via our custom content manager, backed by a complex data model made exclusively for Temple Israel.

Their appointed staff members have access to upload new content; it could be anything from creating upcoming featured events pushed to the front page to a carousel of photos from the Early Childhood Center's gardening project. The site can expand as Temple's offerings do because it was built to be just what they need to serve their congregation. What's next, a podcast? (Probably.)


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