“New Jerusalem” is an ultimate WordPress theme suitable for Synagogue website. Clean modern design with slight traditional touch. Multiple page templates allow to create the extended website with all necessary sections like prayer and holiday calendars, educational programs, staff profiles, photo galleries, video, audio and written sermons.

Developed after proper study of various Synagogue websites like Central Synagogue (New York), Beth Jaacov (Hamilton), Choral Synagogue (Saint-Petersburg) + more, in desire and attempt to satisfy the needs of Synagogue website.


  • Clean and elegant design
  • Hebrew date (day, month, year)
  • Shabbos candle-lightening times (according time zone) and weekly Torah portion
  • Holiday calendar with High and minor Holidays
  • Page templates (optional) for Home, Events, Staff, Location, Photo Galleries, Calendars, Courses, Donations, Contacts, Membership (14 page templates in total)
  • 5 custom post types: Events, Staff, Galleries, Education, Sermons
  • 5 custom widgets
  • 3 navigational areas + sliding panel with full menu on mobile
  • Blog pages for featured and all news
  • One page photo gallery and multiple galleries
  • Full width Google map with Location page window (on hover)
  • Styled Google calendars
  • Subtle animations, elegant fonts, light colour scheme
  • Fits fairly well any screen resolution
  • Easy navigation with keyboard
  • Landmarks / ARIA roles (for people with disabilities)
  • Translation ready
  • HTML Helper small metabox
  • Backend with thumbnails

What is not

  • No sliders and parallax effects
  • No shortcodes
  • No third party plugins
  • No theme options

Tests and technical details

  • OS: Windows, Mac (Leopard), iOS7
  • Browsers: latest versions of Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE, Safari mobile
  • Speed: according Pingdom tools it is 67% faster than other tested websites (“Your website is faster than 67% of all tested websites”)
  • Weight: 2 MB (zipped, unminified, with image placeholders)
  • Help file: PDF format
  • Photographs: not included
  • CSS files: 3
  • Js files: 6
  • Google calendar: 4 files
  • Plugins: 11 (widgets, custom post types, metabox)