After the Tree of Life Attack, Synagogues Seek Balance Between Safety and Openness

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After the Tree of Life Attack, Synagogues Seek Balance Between Safety and Openness

City Lab
by: Nicole Javorsky
November 1, 2018

“It’s very important for many of these institutions to still be open and allow passerby to come in,” said Esther Sperber, founder of Studio ST Architects. Her firm designed Kesher Synagogue in suburban New Jersey, as well as renovations for a Manhattan Jewish community center, the 14th Street Y. While working on the 14th Street Y, she said, ‘they had a very similar debate between openness and the need for security.'” more