Beth Sholom Synagogue Preservation Foundation

Updated
1 Dec 2016

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Beth Sholom Synagogue exterior, Elkins Park, PA. Photo courtesy of Beth Sholom Synagogue Preservation Foundation.

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Beth Sholom Synagogue interior from the rear of the Sanctuary. Photo by Helene Mansheim.

The Beth Sholom Synagogue Preservation Foundation is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization created to preserve the Beth Sholom Synagogue and to interpret the iconic structure for a wide variety of audiences. Opened in 1959 in Elkins Park, PA, Beth Sholom is a National Historic Landmark and the only synagogue designed by acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2010, the Center supported a research and planning process to expand interpretation of and increase public access to the building and its history. In 2018, the foundation received Center support to commission a site-responsive, multimedia installation by David Hartt, offering new ways to experience and interpret the historic site.