Synagogue Architecture in America: Faith, Spirit & Identity

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This beautiful book tells the story of The American Jew, a people whose culture and identity have evolved dramatically over the last four centuries, and whose religious buildings have changed as a result. It takes the reader on a fascinating journey that begins with the earliest inner-city places of worship and refuge for recently arrived and often persecuted immigrants, and chronicles the evolution of the synagogue into the thriving suburban neighborhood center of today. The challenge for architects has been to ...
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This beautiful book tells the story of The American Jew, a people whose culture and identity have evolved dramatically over the last four centuries, and whose religious buildings have changed as a result. It takes the reader on a fascinating journey that begins with the earliest inner-city places of worship and refuge for recently arrived and often persecuted immigrants, and chronicles the evolution of the synagogue into the thriving suburban neighborhood center of today. The challenge for architects has been to find designs that represent both Jewish and American cultures and reflect the differences of sacred vs. secular and modern vs. traditional. The superb illustrations in this book display the many incarnations of the American synagogue, from the oldest existing synagogue, to the present day, from such architectural luminaries as Frank Lloyd Wright.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781864700749
  • Publisher: Images Publishing Dist Ac
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Religious Architecture Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 9.08 (w) x 11.98 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 10
Faith, spirit, and identity 14
Synagogues and American spirituality 72
Touro Synagogue, Newport, RI 96
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue, Charleston, SC 100
Lloyd Street Synagogue (Baltimore Hebrew Congregation), Baltimore, MD 104
Isaac M. Wise Temple (Plum Street Temple), Cincinnati, OH 108
Central Synagogue, New York, NY 112
B'nai Israel Synagogue, Baltimore, MD 118
Congregation Mikve Israel, Savannah, GA 120
Eldridge Street Synagogue, New York, NY 122
Gemiluth Chassed, Port Gibson, MS 126
Temple B'nai Shalom, Brookhaven, MS 128
Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, Boise, ID 130
Congregation Shearith Israel (Spanish & Portuguese synagogue), New York, NY 132
Ohef Sholom, Norfolk, VA 138
Vilna Shul, Boston, MA 142
Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA 148
Temple Beth Israel, Portland, OR 152
Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, NY 156
Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, PA 158
Temple Emanu-El, New York, NY 162
Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles, CA 166
The Temple, Atlanta, GA 170
Beth Sholom Synagogue, Elkins Park, PA 174
Temple Beth El, Providence, RI 178
Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel, Port Chester, NY 180
Temple Israel, New Rochelle, NY 184
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield, MI 188
North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL 192
Temple Beth Zion, Buffalo, NY 196
Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI 200
Gates of the Grove Synagogue, (the Jewish Center of the Hamptons), East Hampton, NY 204
Agudas Achim Synagogue, San Antonio, TX 210
Congregation Micah, Nashville, TN 214
Congregation B'nai Yisrael, Armonk, NY 216
North Shore Hebrew Academy Synagogue, Kings Point, NY 220
Temple Beth Shalom, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 224
Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth, TX 228
Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Bellevue, WA 232
Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, TX 236
Congregation Beth Shalom Rodef Zedek, Chester, CT 240
Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, NY 244
Congregation Or Zarua, New York, NY 250
The Schul, West Bloomfield, MI 252
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York, NY 254
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