Chapel Facts

  • Every seat in the Epstein Chapel is within 30 feet of the arc
  • The chapel seats 175 congregants
  • The Shabbat candlesticks were made in 1870 by Sheffield for use in Birmingham, England
  • The eternal light, the ner tamid, was crafted about 1830 for a small synagogue in Austro-Hungary
  • During the day the ner tamid is lit by solar cells that also charge batteries to keep it lit at night