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Temple Emanu-El - Wichita, Kansas                    




            Temple Beth El - Rocky Mount, North Carolina   Temple Israel - Paducah, Kentucky         







who purchased my 2008 eBook -  "American Synagogues: A Photographic Journey"


Volume One is no longer available for purchase and I am now working on a revised & expanded version. This new version will feature updated photographs and history as well as photographs from many new synagogues. Some vintage images will also be included. My goal is to include at least 250 to 500 additional synagogues. Volume One featured 1410 individual synagogues from all 50 States and Washington, DC. The new version will include synagogues in American territories such as US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.


If you would like to be notified when the new eBook is available, please contact me and I will add your name to my mailing list. If you would like to photograph your synagogue or a local synagogue and have the photographs included in my eBook, please let me know. I am always pleased to include photographs from people across the USA.  To see if I currently have images of your synagogue in my collection, just ask -  Questions?


My Facebook Page has many interesting photographs and postings relating to American Jewish history and synagogue architecture. You can visit my Facebook Page as well as Twitter, Flickr, etc. by clicking the icons at the top right of this page. On Facebook and Twitter I am always adding new and interesting photographs of American synagogues as well as short articles on local American Jewish history, Jewish genealogy, historic preservation and the history of American synagogue architecture and Jewish Community demographics and movement. You can also click on any of the above thumbnail synagogue photographs to learn more about each building and congregation.


Julian H. Preisler is a history researcher, author, genealogist and documentarian residing in Falling Waters, West Virginia near Washington, DC. A Detroit, Michigan native and a graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia with over 19 years of  research experience. The son of Holocaust Survivor parents originally from Germany and the Czech Republic. I have had an intense interest in Jewish history/genealogy and synagogue architecture for over 25 years. My published works include:

  • Jewish Cemeteries of the Delmarva Peninsula

  • Pioneer American Synagogues: A State By State Guide

  • Jewish Genealogical Resources: Mid-Atlantic States - Apollo Press

  • Historic Synagogue of Philadelphia & The Delaware Valley - The History Press

  • Jewish West Virginia - Arcadia Publishing-Images of America Series

  • The Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey - Fonthill Media

Some of my synagogue and local Jewish history photographs have recently appeared in Moment Magazine, Southern Jewish History and the book and accompanying exhibit Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina.

Upcoming projects that I am working on include the topics of Holocaust memorials & monuments, pioneering Jewish congregations in the USA and Pennsylvania synagogues. My newest book, The Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey, has been published by Fonthill Media (see cover image below). Please stay tuned and connected.




MY LATEST BOOK..................published by FONTHILL MEDIA


Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey


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My Other Books.....




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