Temple Shalom is familiar to those who attend regularly, but few people who are not of the Jewish faith have been inside the temple on Bradman Street in Auburn.
Like every house of worship, Temple Shalom has a large sanctuary used on High Holy Days, which fall this year from Sept. 16 through 26, and whenever a larger attendance is expected.
It also has a smaller chapel used for gatherings like Thursday morning's minyan or prayer service.
Both rooms have ornate cabinets at their fronts, called arks, that house the eight Torahs at the temple.
Also inside each sanctuary's ark are shofars, or rams horns, and silver adornments for the Torahs.
Adorning the walls of both rooms are magnificant stained-glass windows. Some came from Beth Jacob synagogue in Lewiston and others are newer, from when Beth Jacob and the Jewish Community Center merged in the 1980s to form Temple Shalom.
All visitors are welcome at the temple's services and are invited to contact the temple if interested in a tour at 786-4201.