The striking Temple Beth Zion sits on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, nestled among large mansions and small commercial buildings. It was built in 1966-67 by Harrison and Abramovitz (featured previously on MCM here) and most well-known for their work on the United Nations. But this building is also a standout. The prominent stained glass window on the facade is by prominent artist Ben Shahn, who also designed additional stained glass, a Menorah and other interior decoration. The building incorporates much symbolism such as the ten scalloped sections that make up the exterior walls and represent the Ten Commandments.
Pictured above is the rear entrance off of the parking lot. The attached building is a standard low-rise institutional building in beige brick.
The Sisterhood Chapel sits off to one side on the campus and seems to be entered independently. It is also faced in beige brick and has a simple decorative screen for light on both sides of the building.