Historic Synagogues of Philadelphia


The Delaware Valley






Sample Images from......Historic Synagogues of Philadelphia & The Delaware Valley


Author, researcher and professional genealogist Julian H. Preisler takes the reader on a pictorial journey through the history of the magnificent and varied synagogues of Philadelphia and its suburbs; Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Featuring nearly 200 beautiful vintage and present-day images of current and former synagogues, this book is a wonderful collection of unique and important images. Part history book and part travel guide, the reader will experience beautiful architecture and unique history. Virtually every architectural style can be found among Philadelphia area synagogues. Philadelphia has one of the largest and oldest Jewish Communities in the United States and because of this has many of the most unique and beautiful synagogues found in America. A well recognized American synagogue is Congregation Beth Shalom in suburban Elkins Park which is the only synagogue building ever designed by noted American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  A perfect book for anyone interested in Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey Jewish history, American Jewish history, synagogue architecture and urban history.


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