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Jewish History Museum to exhibit ‘Temple of Shadows’

"Lights on Shadows" by Abigail Gumbiner
“Lights on Shadows” by Abigail Gumbiner



















The Jewish History Museum will present Temple of Shadows, a photography exhibit, from Aug. 20 through Nov. 1. A set of 15 prints shows the museum, formerly the Stone Avenue Temple (built in 1910), before and after its renovation, with color and black and white photos by professional photographers Abigail Gumbiner, Annu Palakunnathu  Matthew and David H. Wells.

An ancillary exhibit will honor Gumbiner’s father, Rabbi Joseph Gumbiner. A civil rights leader who led Temple Emanu-El in the 1940s, Gumbiner tried to break down the barriers of segregation by working with the Prince Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church next door to the Stone Avenue Temple.

An artist’s reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, 2-4 p.m. Gumbiner will speak about both the photographs and her father. She will describe growing up with the controversial leader, who went on to march with Martin Luther King.

Rabbi Joseph Gmbiner
Rabbi Joseph Gmbiner

For more information, call 670-9073 or visit www.jewishhistorymu