Synagogue Architecture Photos

Over time, Synagogues have reflected trends in architecture.

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Touro Synagogue neoclassical entrance. Newport, RI.Central Synagogue. New York, NY.Front facade Moorish details of Central Synagogue. New York, NY.Domed tower of Central Synagogue. New York, NY.
Touro Synagogue (1763) neoclassical entrance. Newport, RI. Architect: Peter Harrison. On National Register.Central Synagogue (1872) (652 Lexington Ave.). New York, NY. Style: Moorish Revival. Architect: Henry Fernbach. On National Register.Front facade Moorish details of Central Synagogue. New York, NY.Domed tower of Central Synagogue. New York, NY.
Domed tower of Central Synagogue. New York, NY.Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.Moorish-style stained-glass windows of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.Rose window & Gothic elements of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.
Domed tower of Central Synagogue. New York, NY.Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum (1887) (12-16 Eldridge St.). New York, NY. Style: Moorish. Architect: Herter Bros.. On National Register.Moorish-style stained-glass windows of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.Rose window & Gothic elements of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.
Side doorway of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.Plum Street Jewish Temple. Cincinnati, OH.Plum Street Jewish Temple. Cincinnati, OH.Plum Street Jewish Temple. Cincinnati, OH.
Side doorway of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.Plum Street Temple (1866) (8th & Plum Sts.). Cincinnati, OH. Architect: James Keys Wilson. On National Register.Plum Street Temple (K.K. B'nai Yeshurun) facade. Cincinnati, OH.Plum Street Temple portals. Cincinnati, OH.
Plum Street Jewish Temple. Cincinnati, OH.Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue on Kempner St. now part of Masonic Temple. Galveston, TX.Mickve Israel Synagogue on Monterey Square for a congregation which arrived 1733. Savannah, GA.Facade of Mickve Israel Synagogue. Savannah, GA.
Plum Street Temple portal. Cincinnati, OH.Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue (1870) on Kempner St. now part of Masonic Temple. Galveston, TX.Mickve Israel Synagogue on Monterey Square (1878) for a congregation which arrived 1733. Savannah, GA. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: Henry Harrison. On National Register.Facade of Mickve Israel Synagogue. Savannah, GA.
Temple Beth Israel San Diego's first synagogue in Heritage Park Victorian Village. San Diego, CA.Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue under restoration. Chicago, IL.Carvings on Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue. Chicago, IL.Stonework of Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue. Chicago, IL.
Temple Beth Israel (1889) San Diego's first synagogue in Heritage Park Victorian Village. San Diego, CA.Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue (1891) (3301 S. Indiana Ave. at 33rd) under restoration. Chicago, IL. Architect: Adler & Sullivan.Carvings on Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue. Chicago, IL.Stonework of Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue. Chicago, IL.
B'nai Israel Synagogue. Butte, MT.White plaster Sons of Israel synagogue. St Augustine, FL.Jewish Museum of Florida in former Synagogue. Miami Beach, FL.Interior of former Synagogue which is now Jewish Museum of Florida. Miami Beach, FL.
B'nai Israel Synagogue (1904) (327 W. Galena St.). Butte, MT.White plaster Sons of Israel synagogue (1923) (161 Cordova St.). St Augustine, FL.Jewish Museum of Florida in former Synagogue (1936) (301 Washington Ave.). Miami Beach, FL. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Henry Hohauser. On National Register.Interior of former Synagogue which is now Jewish Museum of Florida. Miami Beach, FL.
Stained-glass window contributed by gangster Meyer Lansky to Synagogue which is now Jewish Museum of Florida. Miami Beach, FL.Beth Shalom Synagogue in Elkins Park. Philadelphia, PA.Doorway detail of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Philadelphia, PA.Roof detail of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Philadelphia, PA.
Stained-glass window contributed by gangster Meyer Lansky to Synagogue which is now Jewish Museum of Florida. Miami Beach, FL.Beth Shalom Synagogue (1956) in Elkins Park. Philadelphia, PA. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright.Doorway detail of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Philadelphia, PA.Roof detail of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Philadelphia, PA.
Roof ridge detail of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Philadelphia, PA.Finial details of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Philadelphia, PA.Beth Shalom Synagogue patterns. Philadelphia, PA.Synagogue Shaarei Zedek. Saint John, NB.
Roof ridge detail of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Philadelphia, PA.Finial details of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Philadelphia, PA.Beth Shalom Synagogue patterns. Philadelphia, PA.Synagogue Shaarei Zedek. Saint John, NB. Style: Gothic Revival.
White facade of East Melbourne Synagogue. Melbourne, Australia.Bridgetown Synagogue dating back to 1654, making it one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Bridgetown, Barbados.Synagogue interior. Bridgetown, Barbados.Interior of Synagogue with large wooden cabinet. Bridgetown, Barbados.
White facade of East Melbourne Synagogue (1817). Melbourne, Australia.Bridgetown Synagogue dating back to 1654, making it one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Bridgetown, Barbados.Synagogue interior. Bridgetown, Barbados.Interior of Synagogue with large wooden cabinet. Bridgetown, Barbados.
Old New Synagogue in Prague. Czech Republic.Byzantine-Moorish style Great Synagogue by Ludwig Förster stands in Budapest. Hungary.Detail of Great Synagogue in Budapest. Hungary.Great Synagogue Tower, Budapest. Hungary.
Old New Synagogue in Prague. Czech Republic.Byzantine-Moorish style Great Synagogue (1854-59) by Ludwig Förster stands in Budapest. Hungary.Detail of Great Synagogue in Budapest. Hungary.Great Synagogue Tower, Budapest. Hungary.
Interior of Great Synagogue in Budapest. Hungary.Chanukah Candelabrum in form of peacock & lions in Great Synagogue Museum, Budapest. Hungary.Former Synagogue in Kecskemét. Hungary.
Interior of Great Synagogue in Budapest. Hungary.Chanukah Candelabrum in form of peacock & lions in Great Synagogue Museum, Budapest. Hungary.Former Synagogue in Kecskemét. Hungary.

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