Using large format black and white and color photographs Bill Lebovich explores Jewish congregations' present and former synagogues to examine how architecture and decoration reflect the Jewish congregations and then are changed to reflect the African American congregations that bought these buildings when the Jewish congregations moved to new synagogues. Most of the buildings are in Washington, DC and date from the early to mid-20th century. One synagogue is in neighboring Rockville, MD. Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform congregations are documented as well as A.M.E. and Baptist congregations.
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