Windows Without a Home: 21st Century Congregations Repurposing Sacred Shards
In 21st century America, as synagogues dissolve in small towns and peripheral areas of the county, congregants face the dilemma of what to do with their sacred objects. Stained glass poses a particularly difficult dilemma. Dr. Alanna Cooper will address the history of stained-glass windows in American synagogues, their aesthetic and emotional allure, and crucially, the question of their destiny when their congregations disband and their buildings are sold.
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