Looking at Buildings

, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Saturday 20th August 2022


termGlossary Term [1] is Bet Knesset, "house of assembly" denoting the three-fold function of the synagogue as house of prayer, study and meeting. The synagogue has always been a community building with a social function rather than a sacred shrine.

CrownGlossary Term [2].

sectionGlossary Term [3] you will learn more about the origins of the synagogue, the design of synagogues and the symbols that may be found in them. Click on the links and the images for additional information and examples of different synagogues.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009