Four students in Professor Britt Abel's Spring 2020 German Studies class worked with Editor-in-Chief Dick Kronick to research and write the histories of four Minneapolis synagogues:

Mikro Kodesh Synagogue -- Tala Tabishat (first-year; hometown: Monmouth, IL; hopes to work in sustainable design/architecture)

Adath Jeshurun Synagogue -- Jessi-Alex Brandon (2020 Macalester graduate; born in Germany; raised in Enterprise, AL; ,hopes to work for social justice, equity, LGBTQ+ rights)

Temple Israel Synagogue -- Sophia Goldberg (first-year; hometown: Decatur, GA; Linguistics major; hopes to reform the way language is taught in the U.S.)

Shir Tikvah Synagogue -- Audrey Bentch (Junior; hometown: Versailles, MO; English major; German Studies minor; hopes to work in publishing)

Special thanks to Professor Abel, Dr. Paul Shadewald of the Macalester College Civic Engagement Center, and Dr. Marilyn Chiat for her expert editorial advice.

Temple Israel Synagogue

2323 Fremont Ave So. Architects: Liebenberg and Kaplan 1928; addition 2016 Temple Israel is one of the largest Reform synagogues in the United States with more than 2,000 families. Founded in 1878 as Shaarai Tov (Hebrew for “Gates of Goodness”;…