The earliest architects used primitive tools to bring embryonic ideas to life, resulting in such works as the Leaning Log of Pisa and Pebblehenge. Examine architectural history with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Beth Sholom Synagogue and Visitor Center for two (up to a $24 value)
- $22 for a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Beth Sholom Synagogue and Visitor Center for four (up to a $48 value)
Visitors explore the synagogue, learning the building's history through engaging, educational audio and video exhibits. From Generation to Generation chronicles the experiences of congregation members through the years and contextualizes the structure’s importance. 360 Degrees of Light showcases panoramic interior and exterior images on a large, high-resolution display. Tours begin on the hour and are available Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the last tour embarking at 1 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the last tour embarking at 3 p.m.
Frank Lloyd Wright–Designed Beth Sholom Synagogue
In 1953, Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen commissioned famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design the Beth Sholom Synagogue, which remains the only synagogue he masterminded during his illustrious career. Listed as a national historic landmark in 2007, the Beth Sholom Synagogue draws visitors with its unique construction and educational visitor center, which is nestled in one of the synagogue's social spaces. The visitor center allows guests to acquaint themselves with Wright's creative process and partnership with Rabbi Cohen through interactive kiosks, displays of Wright's architectural sketches, and excerpts from the pair's online chat logs.