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Recent American synagogue architecture

Recent American synagogue architecture

[catalogue of an exhibition] organized by Richard Meier.

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Published by Jewish Museum in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Exhibition held 6th October - 8th December, 1963.

ContributionsMeier, Richard, 1934-, Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20122753M

Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue (previously Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah) (Hebrew for Lovers of Peace and Study of Torah); OSTNS is the oldest Orthodox synagogue in Washington, D.C.. The synagogue is located in the neighborhood of Shepherd was formed from the merger of two earlier synagogues, Ohev Sholom and Talmud ation: Orthodox Judaism. Thomas C. Hubka (born ) is an American architectural historian whose primary focus is vernacular architecture and related issues of architecture and cultural meaning.. Hubka received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University in , and his Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon in While at Carnegie Mellon, he was a varsity football player and played.

The Mill Street Synagogue was the first temple built in New York, and it was this modest building that started synagogue architecture in the United States. This book explains the development of this congregation and other congregations in New York, and provides us with a great deal of social context.   Anat Geva, Texas A&M professor of architecture, is planning a book illustrating how freedom of religion, innovations in aesthetics and evolving building technology were expressed in the U.S. synagogue designs of prominent architects in the s and 60s.. As one of four faculty recipients of the a Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Internal Faculty Fellowship, Geva earns.

SYNAGOGUE, the general term for a congregation of Jews, people of Jewish religious faith and by extension the name of the building or structure in which such worship or other exercise takes the word “church” the term applies to the body of Jews acting corporately and not to the physical constructs primarily. This is made clear by both the etymology and usage of the term in. THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE SYNAGOGUE By WILLIAM G. TACHAU The study of the Synagogue is the study of the history of Israel. No period of its existence is conceivable without this place of public worship and religious instruction. Very early the Synagogue became the central institution of Judaism and owing to its existence, later on, after the.


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Designated a National Historic Landmark inBeth Sholom was one of Wright’s last completed projects, and for years it has been considered one of his greatest its full story has never been told. Beth Sholom Synagogue. The recent boom in synagogue construction, however, is a reflection of the growing role of such ancillary institutions as the community center.

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