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    Beth Israel Synagogue

    777 Weller Drive, Peterborough, ON.
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    constructed: 1963

    “This is one of the finest buildings of the modern era in the city. Its form symbolizes a lion with outstretched arms.  The entrance gates are by artist Ted Bieler, and are entitled The Red Sea.  This place of worship has been successfully adapted to accommodate a Unitarian congregation that shares the synagogue with its original Jewish community.”

    Susan Algie, James Ashby.  Peterborough Modern:  A Guide to the Architecture of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s in Peterborough, Ontario, Winnipeg: Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and Docomomo Canada-Ontario, 2007, p17.

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