Beth Sholom Synagogue

Beth Sholom Synagogue
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Address: 8231 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, Philadelphia, USA
Investor:Beth Sholom Congregation

In 1953, Rabbi Mortimer Cohen of Congregation Beth Sholom began correspondence with the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in the hopes he could build a Jewish temple for the world to see. The commission to design the synagogue was finalized in March of 1954. Wright employed a triangular geometry in designing the tripod roof to resemble both Biblical Mt. Sinai and the tent of tabernacles of the ancient Hebrews, a common theme in modern American synagogue designs. Dedicated in September 1959, Conservative Congregation Beth Sholom is one of the most renowned post-World War II synagogues.
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