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Edward Jacobs
Edward Jacobs is a concept designer of synagogues and Jewish exhibitions in the United States, Israel and Europe.

Under the creative direction of Edward Jacobs, Edward Jacobs Design provides innovative and creative solutions for a variety of projects and meaningful endeavors.

Jacobs’ goal is to be involved in meaningful, impactful and inspiring projects as both creator and consultant.

A principal at The Berenbaum Group, Edward Jacobs is currently designing The Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia.

Entries by Edward Jacobs

What's in a Shape?

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 10:47 AM

Traditionally, a sanctuary environment contains a symbolic menorah or a pair, meant to recall the menorah that stood within the mishkan/tabernacle and ultimately in the Temple in Jerusalem. It is a symbol of the direct connection between our modern-day sanctuaries and the ancient Temple. Similarly Chanukah, known as the Festival...

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Truth Wins

(86) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 2:01 PM

There are many complex issues at play when dealing with the subject of Holocaust memorialization in post-Communist countries. First and foremost, it is crucial that governments enforce a zero-tolerance policy for all anti-Semitic and other xenophobic behavior. Equally imperative is to distinguish between Nazi-era crimes and those committed by the...

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Synagogue Design: Beyond Lions, Tablets and Stars of David (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 6:55 PM

A spiritual environment is a delicate balance of space, requisite furnishings and inspirational elements designed to stimulate a spiritual mode of thought without becoming a distraction. When successfully achieved, it is more than just a backdrop; it can be the catalyst for a sincere dialogue between the individual and God....

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