The American Synagogue: A Historical Dictionary And Sourcebook

Hardcover | June 1, 1996

byKerry M. OlitzkyEditorMarc Lee Raphael

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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. It includes over 350 entries of synagogues from among the four main movements, each of which have made an impact on the Jewish community, either locally or beyond. It is an essential tool for researchers, scholars, and students, as well as anyone interested in the historical aspects of American Judaism.

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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 synagog...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.51 × 6.36 × 1.14 inPublished:June 1, 1996Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313288569

ISBN - 13:9780313288562

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?Olitzky...has compiled a dictionary describing over 350 synagogues in the United States and Canada. Entries are arranged alphabetically by state and city and include a brief history of the congregation, founding date, religious orientation (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or Reconstructionist), mission statement, local or national impact, building history, and data on important rabbis...the dicitonary is a step in the right direction because there is a paucity of material in this area.?-Library Journal