In the center of a synagogue, there is a platform called bimah. From this platform, the Torah is read; a table for the scroll is installed on it. Bimah resembles a podium from which the Torah used to be read in the Temple.
At the wall opposite the entrance, where all the praying people turn their faces, there is Aron a-Kodesh – an ark or a niche where the Torah scrolls are kept. It is covered with a curtain called parochet. Aron a-Kodesh is a symbolic analogy of the depository of the Ten Commandments scrolls within the veil of the Jerusalem Temple.
It houses offices, classrooms, studios, a synagogue hosting 2000 people, a ritual pool – mikvah, a library, and a concert hall.
Social projects and clubs for various groups of people function at MJCC. At the Center, there are children's and youth clubs, courses of the English, French, German, Spanish, Hebrew, and Yiddish languages, painting, singing, dancing, guitar playing. Also, there is a driving school, computer literacy courses, sports, and charity programs.
For over 100,000 community members, MJCC has become the second home. People come here for the cordial atmosphere of unity, friendliness, and spiritual comfort.