Eric Mendelsohn: Synagogue Architect with a Vision

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Date(s) - Tuesday, April 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


A virtual event from Congregation Kneseth Israel, Annapolis, MD.
To register, please email or call 410.263.3924 x0.
Photographer/author Michael Palmer discusses German-Jewish architect Eric Mendelsohn’s approach to synagogue design based on the four synagogues built in the Midwestern United States in the mid-20th Century. Palmer will also explain how the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 affected Mendelsohn’s plans and how Mendelsohn sought to create radically new architectural solutions for American houses
of worship that uniquely met the functional, social, and spiritual demands of their respective, diverse Jewish communities.