Philip Nobel

A New Architecture for a New Kind of Jew

American Synagogues: A Century of Architecture and Jewish Community By Samuel GruberPhotography by Paul RocheleauEdited by Scott J. Tilden Rizzoli International Publications, 240 pages, $50. * * *|For Rachel Wischnitzer’s 1955 book “Synagogue Architecture in the United States: History and Interpretation,” the first and last great