Stained glass window, Ann Knorr.
Ark curtain, Trude Guermonprez Elsesser.

Rodef Sholom Synagogue
San Rafael, California
ca. 1967

Rodef Sholom Synagogue incorporates a sanctuary, a social hall, a Sunday school and other facilities. The high copper hexagonal structure above the sanctuary provides the focus for the architectural composition. Artists in collaboration with the architects created stained glass windows, sculpture and the ark curtain. Jane Slater Marquis, a former Black Mountain student, created the stained glass panels at the door. Trude Guermonprez Elsesser, who taught weaving, created the ark curtain.  

Photos courtesy Ezra Stoller  Esto

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