The Old Synagogue

The Old Synagogue

by Richard Rosenblum, Roger Rosenbloom

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- Rosenblum describes the history of a small synagogue founded by European Jews in a Bronx-like American neighborhood in the late 1800s. He tells, through narrative and illustrations, of the synagogue's dwindling membership due to changes in the neighborhood and the consequent sale of the building, and then of the contemporary restoration of both neighborhood and synagogue. His two-page miniature pen-and-ink drawings brim with the costumes, customs, and essence of daily life in the neighborhood that he describes. Indeed, the illustrations detail the changing neighborhood more thoroughly than does the text. This slight picture book offers both nostalgic reminiscence and evidence of urban change with a simplicity that holds meaning even for young children. --Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH

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Jewish Publication Society
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
7.59(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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