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The American synagogue

a sanctuary transformed

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Synagogues -- United States -- History.,
    • Judaism -- United States -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Jack Wertheimer.
      ContributionsWertheimer, Jack., Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBM655 .A48 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 433 p. :
      Number of Pages433
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2390963M
      ISBN 100521332907
      LC Control Number87020314

      The book begins with an overview of the historical transformation and denominational differentiation of American synagogues. The essays in the second section offer in-depth analyses of the critical challenges to and changes in synagogue life through innovative studies of representative congregations. The American Synagogue, A Sanctuary. The word “syn” or “sun” is Greek and means together. “Agein” means to lead. Therefore synagogue means “an assembly”. We use the words demagogue, as well as symphony or symposium. They all share the same Greek root. Although less than 10% of all American Jews are Orthodox, forty percent of synagogues are Orthodox.

      With synagogues in North America and a home in Israel, USCJ is the largest network of Conservative Jews in the world. Stay Connected with USCJ Sign up to receive communications from USCJ about an authentic and dynamic Judaism, leadership, Torah and more.   Karla Goldman's Beyond the Synagogue Gallery surveys the position of women in the American synagogue of the nineteenth century. In addition, attention is given to women's social activism both within and outside the confines of the synagogue, although this does not constitute the book.

      This book gives social context for synagogue development in America starting at the very beginning, “Thus, after more than a century of Jewish life in colonial America, the 1, or so Jews present at the birth of the nation proudly announced their religious institutions to the . The book brings to light that in the early ’s, American synagogues were lay-lead. In this milieu, pulpit rabbis found themselves subservient to an often-hostile lay body.


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The American Synagogue: A Historical Dictionary and Sourcebook - Kindle edition by Olitzky, Kerry, Raphael, Marc. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The American Synagogue: A Historical Dictionary and cturer: Greenwood.

The institution of the American synagogue has played a significant role in the history of American Judaism, which remains an incomplete history if it is limited to the lives of individuals and events.

This work helps complete the history as it is the first reference book to document the historical development of many individual synagogues in the United States and Canada/5(4).

A synagogue center grows in Brooklyn / Deborah Dash Moore --Choosing a synagogue: the social composition of two German congregations in nineteenth-century Baltimore / Marsha L.

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Yet despite the considerable evidence that the postwar syna-gogue was formal and decorous, it is inaccurate to portray it as sta-tic and unchanging. The American Jewish Year Book listed the synagogue's rabbi as Abraham Frachtenberg, a well-known cantor.

"Cantor's Carnegie Hall" The synagogue's sanctuary had a high ceiling and "opera house" characteristics, and was renowned for its "exquisite" or "magnificent" ation: Orthodox Judaism.

?A fascinating and well-written book, An Encyclopedia of American Synagogue Ritual is equally accessible to the scholar and the general reader.?-American Reference Books. The COVID crisis has reminded us of the social Darwinism that lies beneath the American dream.

I worry that there will be a synagogue social Darwinism, as well. Large, well-endowed, wealthy. This beautiful book tells the story of The American Jew, a people whose culture and identity have evolved dramatically over the last four centuries, and whose religious buildings have changed as a result.

It takes the reader on a fascinating journey that begins with the earliest inner-city places of worship and refuge for recently arrived and often persecuted immigrants, and chronicles the.

THE AMERICAN SYNAGOGUE: RECENT ISSUES AND TRENDS / 7 noire of contemporary critics, who think that much of what is wrong with congregational life today is directly traceable to its mis-steps and failings.

Growth and Expansion The saga of the mid-twentieth-century synagogue is frequently told as a story of stunning growth and expansion that File Size: KB. We should be proud that rabbis of our congregation were instrumental in the evolution of an American Reform prayer book, which eventually became the Union Prayer Book, a precursor to the present Mishkan T’filah.” - Rabbi Peter J.

Rubinstein, Rabbi Emeritus of Central Synagogue. Louis I. Kahn’s Jewish Architecture Mikveh Israel and the Midcentury American Synagogue Susan G. Solomon Available only as an ebook. Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life Brandeis • pp. 51 illus.

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Ron Wolfson and an afterword by Rabbi Dan : Turner Publishing Company. Leading historians of modern Jewry offer the first comprehensive account of American synagogue history. When first published inThe American Synagogue quickly established itself as the standard work on the subject.

The strength of the book lies in its combination of broad overviews of denominational differentiation that took place and case studies drawing from many geographical regions. My synagogue’s old prayer book hints at what these stories meant to American Jews Ms.

Mallinger’s age. Its English preface to those stories of murdered rabbis asks: “Who can forget. When first published inThe American Synagogue quickly established itself as the standard work on the subject.

The strength of the book lies in its combination of broad overviews of denominational differentiation that took place and case studies drawing from many geographical regions and emphasizing themes ranging from effects of immigration on synagogue life to changing roles of women.

Fifty years ago, there was a Reform synagogue on Riverside Drive in the low 90s. A sad irony: Those synagogues folded some years before the Upper West Side would become the new Vilna.

The god of. Concise yet comprehensive, The Synagogue in America is the first history of this all-important structure, illuminating its changing role within the American Jewish community over the course of three centuries. From Atlanta and Des Moines to Los Angeles and New Orleans, Marc Lee Raphael moves beyond the New York metropolitan area to examine.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 I published my first eBook, American Synagogues: A Photographic Journey. The original cd.Religious Authority and the Formation of American Judaism(Oxford University Press).

An acclaimed scholarly work and a National Jewish Book Award finalist, Eleff’s monograph takes a fresh look at the formative period in American Judaism and explores how power and authority within the synagogue shaped the contours of American Jewish life.