Synagogues in Germany:
A Virtual Reconstruction

August 30 - December 27, 2015

In stunning color reconstructions, synagogues destroyed under Nazi leadership come to life via 3-D reconstructions, recalling the rich cultural heritage and community life in Germany before the Holocaust. 

As a reaction to a 1994 arson attack on a synagogue in Lübeck, Germany, thirty architecture students at Darmstadt Technical University began working on CAD (Computer Aided Design) reconstructions of synagogues destroyed on Kristallnacht (November 9, 1938) in true-to-life, three-dimensional renderings.  The reconstruction process is not only designed to create interest in valuable historical monuments, but also to recall the diverse Jewish life that once existed in Germany.


The Empty Chairs

featuring the work of Linda Soberman

Empty Chairs Installation

May 17, 2015 - October 30, 2015

Linda Soberman's The Empty Chairs speaks powerfully to contemporary concerns of human freedom, tolerance and indifference. Soberman uses the narrative of presence and absence and the commonality of loss as a metaphor in awakening our consciousness by questioning social and political values. Miniature steel chairs cascade from the ceiling hanging tenuously by an invisible thread. Attached are transparent faces of women who no longer sit at our table; victims of mass atrocities.

For more information about Linda Soberman and her works, please click here.


Why Some

A photo exhibition by Mark A. Lit

Warsaw's Lane of Memories

On view until November 25, 2015

Inspired by a need to understand the confusing and prevalent antisemitism in Poland, a land described by photographer Mark A. Lit as "pretty much void of Jews," Why Some seeks to answer the ever-present question of why some survived and some did not. It is a collection of stark and poignant present-day photographs of Poland including images from Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Birkenau and Madjanek.