Part 2 - Suburban Synagogues and the Architecture of Urban Ambivalence by WDET published on 2014/04/07 18:01:51 +0000 Part 2: Temple University Professor Lila Corwin Berman presents “Suburban Synagogues and the Architecture of Urban Ambivalence." Description: As Jews moved from the city to the suburbs in the postwar years, they also remade their sacred landscapes. The decisions that Jews in Detroit made about how to design, fund, and inhabit their new synagogues, helped build a spiritual terrain that simultaneously celebrated their arrival in the suburbs and gestured back toward the city lives and landscape they had left. This one-day symposium at Wayne State University featured sessions on the exodus of Jews from the City of Detroit and impact of suburbinization on Jews and African-Americans and on the recent revival and the future of Detroit and its Jewish community. The sessions featured Jewish scholars and academics plus members from Detroit's current Jewish community.