Stately stained glass helps Midwood Jewish Center become landmark

Stately glass windows are just one feature that helped earn the East Midwood Jewish Center landmark status.Historians say lay people built the 80-year-old building on

MIDWOOD - Stately glass windows are just one feature that helped earn the East Midwood Jewish Center landmark status.

Historians say lay people built the 80-year-old building on Ocean Avenue as a community center and synagogue. The ceiling has a glass skylight and the structure has 20 40-foot-high stained glass windows. Historians also admire the building?s architecture and say the fact that it was built on a main street was a bold statement for the time. Services were conducted in Hebrew and English, not Yiddish.

The center carries on the traditions of the past 365 days a year with morning and evening services.

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