About Us

Our Mission:

SYNAGOGUES360 provides a visual record of Jewish culture, showing and preserving synagogues by means of interactive 360 degree panoramic photos. It invites you and future generations to view the interiors of Jewish places of worship, which are clear and irrefutable indicators of the state of Jewish culture, architecture, art and stature in their communities throughout the Diaspora. Each synagogue is literally a “sign of the times” and window into the Jewish past and present.

Time, weather, political and demographic shift inevitably erode cities and buildings. These along with occasional upsurges of violent anti-Semitism, have been particularly thorough erasers of the physical evidence of Jewish history. SYNAGOGUES360 visually and digitally saves Jewish synagogues, an impressive physical expression of Jewish culture, for this and future generations to see and experience.

Copyright:

The mission of this website is to offer its content freely for educational and informational not-for-profit purposes. Due to legal agreements with the synagogues which generously allowed photography of their interiors, none of the photos on this website may be used or reproduced in any form, digitally or otherwise, without prior written permission.
All photos copyright Louis A. Davidson and SYNAGOGUES360.org.