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News, articles and information about Jewish art, architecture, and historic sites. This blog includes material to be posted on the website of the International Survey of Jewish Monuments (www.isjm.org).
I am available for public lectures and presentations as well as private tours and consulting. To learn more click here.
Recent and upcoming talks, lectures and tours:
September 29, 2014, 6:30 pm
Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
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The rediscovered lost mural of the former Chai Adam Synagogue in Burlington, VT reveals a painted window onto a vanished past. Dr. Samuel Gruber, international expert on Jewish art and architecture, Murray Zimiles, painter, curator and authority on Jewish folk art, and Ann-Isabel Friedman, Director, Sacred Sites Program, New York Landmarks Conservancy will discuss the cultural, artistic and religious context for this historic Jewish treasure.
A Century of Synagogues: Judaism, Americanism and Modernism
October 2, 2014, 4:30 pm
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
(Mather Hall Rittenberg Lounge)
In the last century, American Jews have built synagogues at a rate never seen in the world before, and in the process they have integrated the synagogue into the American landscape, and Judaism into the American cultural mainstream. American Jews were quick to embrace modernism in the 1940s, and since that time synagogue design has been in the forefront of modern religious architecture. Noted architects and artists – Jewish and not – have taken up the challenge.
This illustrated lecture explores the evolving form and meaning of the American synagogue, especially in the 20th century, as shaped by architects and their congregational patrons. Through synagogue design, I'll trace changes in the organization of the American Jewish community and its relationship to American culture as a whole. The location, size, shape, and stylistic language adopted for synagogue designs throughout the century is a reflection of the changing needs and values of American Jews.
The Italian Jewish Ghetto in Context: A Culture of Enclosure and Control
October 17, 2014
For further on attending contact Hikari Aday firstname.lastname@example.org
Saving Synagogues: Different Goals, Different Strategies in Brenham, Brookhaven, Birmingham and Beyond
October 24, 2014
Keynote address, Southern Jewish Historical Society,Austin, Texas
For further information see: http://www.jewishsouth.org/upcoming-conference