Events: 2019-2020

Building Safe Sacred Spaces: Personal and Architectural Perspectives

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Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Time: 05:00pm

As per Rutgers University, this program was cancelled as of March 11, 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

For more information and the official Rutgers University statement, visit

The Ruth Ellen Steinman Bloustein and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture
Cosponsored with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey MyersRabbi Jeffrey Myers, a New Jersey native and Rutgers alumnus, graduated from the Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and received rabbinic ordination from Mesivta Adat Wolkowisk. He was appointed rabbi of Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in 2017.

esther sperberEsther Sperber
, the Jerusalem-born founder of Studio ST Architects in New York, studied architecture at the Technion in Haifa and Columbia University. Her projects include residential apartments, community centers, and synagogues, in which she strives to combine excellent design with spiritual and sustainable components. Sperber, a member of the AIA, writes and lectures about architecture, psychoanalysis, and culture.


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