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Temple Emanu-El - Wichita, Kansas                    




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






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I love architecture and history and have always been fascinated by synagogue architecture and local American Jewish history. As a trained archivist and genealogist over the years I have been able to combine my interests and my research & writing. In 2008 I published my first eBook, American Synagogues: A Photographic Journey. The original cd-rom edition contains over 3200 photographic images of 1400+ American synagogues, both current and former ones and included historical data on each congregation and building. The eBook was extremely well received and documented hundreds of previously unknown or forgotten synagogues. Click HERE to see a sample page of synagogues from Ohio that appeared in the eBook. Click HERE to see the list of synagogues featured in the book.


My professional Facebook & Twitter pages have many interesting photographs and postings relating to American Jewish history, synagogue architecture, Jewish genealogy and Jewish history in general. Click on the thumbnail synagogue photos at the tops of the page for full-size images  and information on each synagogue building.


My published books include the following:


                  Jewish Cemeteries of the Delmarva Peninsula - Family Line Publications

                  Pioneer American Synagogues: A State By State Guide - Heritage Books

                  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


I'm happy to report that I have signed two new book contracts with Fonthill Media. The titles will be: "America's Pioneer Jewish Congregation..." and "The Synagogues of Eastern Pennsylvania..." - If you would like to be notified when new books are available, please contact me and I will add your name to my mailing list. If you have photographs of your synagogue or are interested in taking photographs of synagogues in your city or when you travel, please let me know. All photographers will be credited for any images used in my books or on the website. 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 LATEST BOOK...published by


Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey


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My Other Books.....




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  Website Updated: February 10, 2016