A Reform congregation in Omaha, Neb., has broken ground on a new synagogue building as part of a tri-faith campus.
The 140-year-old Temple Israel broke ground Sunday on a building that will seat 900 in its sanctuary.
The campus is set to include a mosque, an Episcopal church and a center for all faiths. Each of the buildings will be built on a four-acre plot of land, with an additional nine acres of green space, the Omaha World Herald reported.
Rabbi Aryeh Azriel told the newspaper that the tri-faith center will be a place where all religions can come “to study, to learn and to celebrate. It’s going to be a home.”
The synagogue building is scheduled to be completed in August 2013. The other buildings are still in the planning stages.
This story "Omaha Temple Starts Tri-Faith Campus" was written by JTA.