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The American synagogue : a sanctuary transformed : a centennial project of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Author: Jack Wertheimer; Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Publisher: Hanover : Published by University Press of New England [for] Brandeis University Press, 1995.
Series: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Leading historians of modern Jewry offer the first comprehensive account of American synagogue history.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Wertheimer; Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
ISBN: 0874517095 9780874517095
OCLC Number: 31901534
Notes: Previously published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Description: xix, 433 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Overview : the synagogue in America / Abraham J. Karp --
The Orthodox synagogue / Jeffrey S. Gurock --
The Reform synagogue / Leon A. Jick --
The Conservative synagogue / Jack Wertheimer --
The American experience of a Sephardic synagogue / Marc D. Angel --
Education in the synagogue : the transformation of the supplementary school / Barry Chazan --
From city to suburb : Temple Mishkan Tefila of Boston / Paula E. Hyman --
The special sphere of the middle-class American Jewish woman : the synagogue sisterhood, 1890-1940 / Jenna Weissman Joselit --
Ethnic-religious ambiguities in an immigrant synagogue : the case of New Hope congregation / Benny Kraut --
Conflict over reforms : the case of congregation Beth Elohim, Charleston, South Carolina / Robert Liberles --
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. Rozenblit --
The debate over mixed seating in the American synagogue / Jonathan D. Sarna --
Music in the American synagogue : a case study from Houston / Kay Kaufman Shelemay.
Series Title: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Responsibility: Jack Wertheimer, editor.

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