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Stanley Saitowitz, Susie Coliver and Steve Rajninger & Craig Hartman: Shaping and Experiencing Sacred Spaces

October 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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What confers sacredness onto space? Distinguished sanctuary designers will discuss how they approach the shaping of spaces meant to focus the mind and transport the soul. Stanley Saitowitz, Susie Coliver and Steve Rajninger, and Craig Hartman will describe the thinking behind sacred spaces they have designed, via introductory Zoom sessions and site visits, where you will experience their ideas in vivo at two contemporary synagogues and a Catholic church.

Stanley Saitowitz—Hebraic Architecture: A Search for Jewish Architectural Roots Distinct from the Western Classical Architectural Tradition
Thursday, September 28 @ 7–8pm on Zoom

Tour of Beth Sholom with Stanley Saitowitz & Susie Coliver
Sunday, October 1 @ 2pm / in person only (no notetaking or photographing on site)

Susie Coliver & Steve Rajninger: A Stage for the Book
Thursday, October 12 @ 7–pm on Zoom

Tour of Kol Shofar with Susie Coliver in person at Kol Shofar
Shabbat, October 14 @ ~1pm in person only (Tour will begin at about 1pm in the parking lot at the bottom of the stairs; no notetaking or photographing on site).

Craig Hartman: Intricacies of the Design of the Cathedral of Christ the Light
Thursday, October 26 @ 7:30–8:30pm / Zoom only

Tour of the Cathedral of Christ the Light with Craig Hartman and Susie Coliver
Sunday, October 29 @ 2:30–4pm in person only

We’re hoping to set up a carpool for the site visits. If you’d be willing to drive some other registrants please notify Jim at programs@newlehrhaus.org.


October 14, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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