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Sunday, December 8 • 10:15am - 11:15am
CHAI Talk: Jewish Architecture from the Old World to the New

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CHAI Talks: Jewish Architecture One session, two speakers. Think "TED."
New ideas, fresh initiatives.

In this session, we bring together two presenters for talks on Jewish architecture.

Lions & Tigers & Unicorns, Oh My! You call this a Shul?
Bruce J. Levy
This session will examine the mystic influences of Kabbalah in the development of the art and architecture of the Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. These influences were often reflected in the sculptural building configurations and the paintings of animals that adorned the interiors of the buildings.

From Vilna To Boston: An Architectural Exploration of One Jewish Community's Journey to the United States
Jessica Antoline
The Vilna Shul is one of Boston's historic treasures and its only remaining immigrant-era synagogue. Come on a journey through Beacon Hill and the West End as we trace the Shul's history back to Lithuania. We're out to uncover the roots of Jewish life in Boston and guarantee that you'll never see the city in the same way again!


Jessica Antoline

Jessica Antoline currently serves as the Program Manager for the Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. An adventurer at heart, her unconventional career has taken her around the world where she has had the privilege of researching the role museums and historic sites play in repairing communities after conflict.
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Bruce J. Levy

Bruce J. Levy, AIA is an architect in private practice in New York. He also teaches History of Architecture and in particular The Art & Architecture of Jewish Culture, which deals with the history of synagogues, Jewish memorials, museums and individual Jewish artists and architects.

Sunday December 8, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Classroom 8

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