Free tour and program celebrate iconic synagogue

During its 150th anniversary year, Park Synagogue is celebrating the art and architecture of Park Synagogue Main in Cleveland Heights, designed by the world-renowned architect, Eric Mendelsohn.

On Sunday, March 10, the community is invited to a free program at, and about, this iconic space, located at 3300 Mayfield Road, in Cleveland Heights.

In “Park 150: Celebrating the Art & Architecture of Park Synagogue,” Samantha Baskind, professor of art history at Cleveland State University, will highlight many of the significant works of art in the exceptional collection that hangs in the building. Steven Litt, Plain Dealer art and architecture editor, will discuss Mendelsohn’s innovative and symbolic architectural designs for the synagogue. 

Attendees are invited to take self-guided tours before and after the program, and attend the reception that will follow the talk by Baskind and Litt. 

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 1 p.m.  

While the program is free and open to all, RSVPs are requested, by March 5, via e-mail ( or phone (216-371-2244 ext. 122).

Ellen Petler

Ellen Petler is Park Synagogue's program and volunteer director.

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Volume 12, Issue 3, Posted 9:57 AM, 03.04.2019