The Road Traveled

Brad Kolodny, photographer and author, shares his four-year journey to document every synagogue on Long Island

One night in March 2015, I spent about 20 minutes inside the sanctuary at my synagogue, Midway Jewish Center in Syosset, New York. I was alone with my Canon T5i capturing images of the pews, the bimah and overall room configuration that in less than 12 hours would never be the same. Funds had been raised for a million-dollar renovation and demolition would begin the next day. I wanted to have a photographic record of the worn out fabric on the seats, the rainbow-colored doors of the ark and other elements in the sanctuary that were in need of repair or just badly outdated.    Continue reading »

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