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Two Magnificent Synagogues in New York

If you have been following Simon Schama’s excellent BBC series, The Story of the Jews,  you would have seen a focus on a couple of New York synagogues in Episode Four.

Here are my photos of two of these magnificent and contrasting synagogues:

Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side

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Temple Emanu-el on Fifth Ave

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There is also a book:

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 For those who love chazonis, check out Charlie Bernhaut’s webpage:

The Cantorial Trio
(L-R) – Yanky Lemmer, Shimmy Miller and Zevi Muller with Charlie

Charlie Bernhaut’s volunteer ‘radio career’ began in 1977 when he introduced the Friday morning pre-Shabbos segment on the “Jewish and Hebrew Sound” at WFMU. 

Yiddish Melodies Front Cover
Charlie Bernhaut’s interview with Michael & Eli Rabinowitz in New York in November 2011 and four tracks by Cantor Harry Rabinowitz – play mp3
Let me know if you would like to see more of my photos of synagogues in my blogs
Thanks & Chag Sameach
Eli

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