K' nex Synagogue Models – Models by Jason Gross

February 20, 2005 - May 29, 2005
Mezzanine Gallery

A selection of delightful historic synagogue models built from K'NEX, the children's construction toy, was created as a bar mitzvah project by 13-year-old Jason Gross of Suffolk, NY, who is an honor student at Commack Middle School. He was inspired by the rabbi at East Northport Jewish Center, who encourages bar and bat mitzvah students to develop a mitzvah project. Jason planned and built 12 synagogue models out of a construction play set, including the Altneuschul, Prague; Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island; the legendary Kaifeng Synagogue, China; and Beth Elohim in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Kaifeng Synagogue, Jason Gross, 2004