Wednesdays • 12:30-1:30 pm • MARCH 14, APRIL 25, MAY 16
$12 each • $30 series • Save $6 and RSVP for the whole series!
Pack your lunch and join us for our lecture series that explores cultural and historical moments through the Jewish lens.
2,000 YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY THROUGH SYNAGOGUE ARCHITECTURE • April 25
Throughout the history of the Jewish people, synagogue architecture has varied over the centuries since the destruction of the Temple and the Jewish diaspora. Ironically, synagogues lacked a defined architectural style until 1959 when famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed Beth Sholom Congregation in suburban Philadelphia. Barbara Cohen, ASID, President of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center, will trace the history of the Jewish people through the architecture of synagogues and discuss the many stylistic adaptations synagogues adopted in relation to the place, time, and world events during construction.