Join Robert Jaeger, President of the Philadelphia-based Partners for Sacred Places, as he conducts the Providence Preservation Society’s summer series, “Talk the talk: Walk the the walk — Tours of Sacred Places.” Both Partners and PPS intend to elevate awareness of the historic and often underutilized religious architecture for which Providence is so well known. This Thursday visit the Broad Street Synagogue.
Come visit the former Temple Beth El, designed by architects Banning and Thornton and constructed in 1910-11. Left vacant since 2006, this is a great opportunity to see this wonderful synagogue and hear about revitalization efforts. Tour will be guided by Adam Bush, Nathaniel Weisenberg, and Sam Seidel, organizers of building revitalization efforts.
In recent years, local university students have initiated a number of fundraising efforts to revitalize the building. Concurrently, this group is working with the Rhode Island Historical Society to conduct oral histories with congregants who worshiped in the building. Coming up later this month: Gloria Dei Church and First Baptist Church of Providence.
$10 for non-members, 5:30pm, Thursday, August 8, Broad Street Synagogue, 688 Broad Street