Architecture Around Us: Architect of the Jewish Community


Amid Pittsburgh’s wealth of distinguished religious architecture, B’nai Israel Synagogue is an exceptional jewel: a Byzantine-style rotunda, striking in its geometry, wreathed in arches and richly ornamented with colorful, glittering mosaic. It stands as one of the outstanding accomplishments of Henry Hornbostel, architect of much of the campus of Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), the City-County Building, and one of Pittsburgh’s other great synagogues, Rodef Shalom.

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