Michael Palmer discusses his new book

During the evening of February 15, 2024, there was a book discussion at Bet Am. Congregant Michael Palmer talked about his new book, “Eric Mendelsohn’s Synagogues in America”
In the Weimar years of the 1920s, after the Nazis temporarily ended the career of the prominent Jewish, German architect Eric Mendelsohn, Mendelsohn left Germany with only his architect’s pencil. He went on to success in England, Mandatory Palestine, and the United States. In post-war America, Mendelsohn represented what he perceived as the new Jewish self-confidence in his architectural designs of modern and modernist synagogues. Palmer showed slides to accompany his fascinating and informative talk. Vicki Ettenger photographed the talk and discussion.