The history of buildings designed for Jewish purposes. Synagogues and mikvehs over 50 years old.

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Beth Am Synagogue
The official site includes a history and photographs of the building, which was completed in 1921 and designed by Baltimore architect Joseph Evans Sperry in a Byzantine-Moorish style.
Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The institute explains its projects, including the documentation of endangered architecture. Index of Jewish Art, including architecture of synagogues and Jewish monuments, with computer reconstructions. Events, newsletters, educational projects, faculty and staff.
Eastern European Synagogues
A gallery of photographs by Ron Anton Rocz.
Etz-Hayyim Synagogue of Hania, Crete, Greece
The official site of this restored synagogue includes a history, description and plan, together with an illustrated account of the reconstruction.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Beth Sholom Synagogue
J.H.Delmar provides photographs and Wright's own perspective drawing (1954) of this unusual structure intended as a "luminous Mount Sinai", together with commentary and bibliography.
International Survey of Jewish Monuments
A non-profit organization dedicated to the research, preservation and documentation of Jewish historical monuments from around the world. Newsletter, monuments information by country.
JewishEncyclopedia.com: Synagogue Architecture
Joseph Jacobs and A. W. Brunner discuss the origins, development and stylistic influences of synagogue buildings from Hellenic times onwards, with illustrations.
Kol Hakehila
The newsletter of the Jewish monuments of Greece, for the study and preservation of the Jewish sites of Greece. Includes a gazetteer of sites.
The Lost Synagogues of Detroit
Lowell Boileau's collection of images of former synagogues in a wide variety of styles, many now churches, and other Jewish buildings, with histories and recollections of them contributed by others.
Preserving Jewish Heritage in Greece
An illustrated article by Elias V. Messinas in Archaeology on the history of Greek synagogues and the need to preserve these remnants of an ancient tradition.
Second Temple Synagogues
Donald D. Binder's study of synagogues before the Jerusalem Temple's destruction in 70 AD. Sites and monuments, ancient literary references, gallery, bibliography, FAQ.
Temple Emmanu-El, New York
An illustrated history by Gerard Fernandez of this Romanesque synagogue built 1927-9 and designed by Robert D. Kohn, Charles Butler, and Clarence Stein. Includes bibliography. Part of Medieval New York, by Fordham University.
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