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Interior designer

Sampson Seymour Engoren, American interior designer. Trustee Congregation Beth David, Lynbrook, 1977-1992. Member Interfaith Forum on Religion, American Institute of Architects.


Engoren, Sampson Seymour was born on May 14, 1929 in Cincinnati. Son of Louis Engoren and Clara (Ridlowitz) Kaufman.


Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1951; Master of Arts, New York University, 1952; studied with Frank J. Riley, Art Students League, New York City, 1954-1957.


Sculptor, Lynbrook, New York, 1959-1967; designer, Sanctuary Designs, Lynbrook, 1967-1987; designer, president, Sanctuary Design Corporation, Malverne, New York, 1987-1996; retired, Sanctuary Design Corporation, Malverne, New York, 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include (with Pierre Bourdelle) sculpture for facade American Field Service World Headquarters, New York City, 1959-1961. Carved plaques, Connecticut Country Club, Rolling Hills, 1962, carved plaques, Lincoln Square Motor Inn, New York City, 1963, sanctuary renovation, Temple Judea, Valley Stream, New York, 1967, candelabrum, Temple Judea, 1968, Ark doors, Temple Judea, 1969, candelabrum and logo, building facade Temple Beth Shalom, Valley Stream, 1970, candelabrum and logo, building facade Temple, Warren, Ohio, 1971, sanctuary doors, post and lintel Temple Beth Shalom, Valley Stream, 1971, furniture, pulpit, Temple Israel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1972, leaded glass window Temple Israel, Lawrence, New York, 1973, leaded glass windows, Hebrew Congregation, Loch Sheldrake, New York, 1975, 76, 79, 80, 82, altar, pulpit, seating, Ark and Eternal Light, Temple Beth El, Baltimore, 1975, sculptured wood on relief memorial, Nassau Community Temple, West Hempstead, New York, 1976, name logo, building facade Beth Torah, Mount Kisco, New York, 1976, carved wooden Ark doors, Suffolk Jewish Center, Deer Park, New York, 1978, bema design, Temple Beth Shalom, Hamden, Connecticut, 1978, master plan bema design, Temple Isaiah, Stony Brook, New York, 1979, two Stars of David, Jewish Center Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, 1979, Torah holders, Merrick (New York ) Jewish Center, 1979, master plan bema design, Congregation Tifereth Israel, Washington, 1979, carved wooden placques, Bellmore (New York ) Jewish Center, 1980, Holocaust memorial leaded glass Window, Hebrew Congregation, Loch Sheldrake, 1981, also copper entrance doors, 1982, Yahrzeit memorial tower and stained glass light boxes, Congregation Beth Israel, Randallstown, Maryland, 1983, flower vases, Temple Israel, New York City, 1984, bronze sanctuary doors, Temple Beth Ahm, Cooper City, Florida, 1985, Eternal Light, Community Reform Temple, Westbury, New York, 1986, talith holder, Jewish Community Center, Ocean Harbor, New York, 1986, bema design, Congress Beth-El, Baltimore, 1987, altar and dedicatory placque, Temple Young Israel, Long Branch, New Jersey, 1989, bema designs Temple Beth Zion, Buffalo, 1987, Temple Emanuel, Fifth Avenue, New York, 1987, Temple Emanuel, Cleveland, 1988, Congregation Young Israel, Woodmere, New York, 1988, Temple Beth Sholom, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1989, King's Park Jewish Center (New York ), 1989, Town and Village Synagogue, New York City, 1989, Temple Beth Ohr, Springhouse, Pennsylvania, 1990, Temple Beth Sholom, Brooklyn, 1990, Congregation Beth Sholom, Babylon, New York, 1990, memorial placques Fresh Meadow (New York ) J.C., 1990, bronze wave sculpture for fountain URBCO, Stamford, Connecticut, 1990, five Torah ornament sets, Scarsdale, New York, 1990. Ark doors, entrance doors, holocaust memorial Barnet Temple, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, 1991, sanctuary Solomon Schester School, Cranford, New Jersey, 1991, ark doors Congress Ahavath Israel, Kingston, New York, 1991, Holocaust Memorial Fresh Meadows Jewish Center, Queens, New York, 1992, ark doors and eternal light Temple Beth Shalom, Roslyn Heights, New York, 1992, chapel bema design, Temple Beth Israel, Portland, Oreg, 1993 (IFRAA/American Institute of Architects Honor award), bema and ceiling design Midway Jewish Center, Syosset, New York, 1993, memorial boards Whiteplains, New York Jewish Center, 1994.

      Chapel ark eternal light altar, memorial board Donor's Wall, Stained Glass Window, Westchester, New York Jewish Center, 1994, Eternal Light Channukah Menorah Holocaust Memorial Young Israel, Long Beach, New York, 1995.


Trustee Congregation Beth David, Lynbrook, 1977-1992. Member Interfaith Forum on Religion, American Institute of Architects.


Married Lila Nagler, August 23, 1953. Children: Jan O., Milo C., Thomas J., Joshua E.

Louis Engoren Kaufman

Clara (Ridlowitz) Kaufman

Lila Nagler

Thomas J. Engoren

Joshua E. Engoren

Jan O. Engoren

Milo C. Engoren