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Welcome to my website. I am an author and historical researcher and also have a professional background as an archivist and genealogist. My personal and professional interest in Jewish history, synagogue architecture and historic preservation spans nearly 30 years. My books reflect this interest and cover the topics of American Jewish history and American synagogue architecture. I have researched, compiled and authored seven books on these topics as well as Jewish genealogy. In addition I have compiled many booklets and indexes on congregational and Jewish Community history as well as Jewish cemetery and Holocaust memorial databases. My background in research and archives provides a unique view and prospective to my work.

My website pages provide information on my books, cemetery indexes and my own family history & genealogy. There are also links to web pages I have created to memorialize some of my ancestral towns in Poland and the Czech Republic plus a separate page specifically on synagogue architecture.

My newest book, The Synagogues of Eastern Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey (Fonthill Media & Arcadia Publishing) is now available on Amazon as are all of my other titles. My current research projects for potential books include Southern US synagogues, the noted American synagogue architect Percival Goodman plus Holocaust memorials and museums in North America. If you would like to know more about my books or these upcoming projects, please E-Mail me. My books can be found in nearly 100 public, college and university libraries across the US and in Israel.


2009-2019  Julian H. Preisler


Updated on March 31, 2019