During the 1970s the Star of Israel building opened only during the High Holy Days. It was derelict, with a leaking roof that would let water and bits of debris fall on the congregation during services. As the congregation dwindled, the building was nearly sold. However, it was saved by that small congregation and its leadership, and years later it was restored to its former glory and rededicated in Hanukkah 2011.
In addition to restoring and updating the whole building, gorgeous stained glass windows are slowly being installed. Susan Klein, stained glass artist, works with volunteers to create each window by hand. Find out more about this amazing project in this article from the New Jersey Jewish Standard.