Beth Sholom Synagogue Preservation Foundation

1 Dec 2016


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


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.