Keneseth Israel is honored to be the home to a vast array of artworks. Among the more notable are The Temple Judea Museum permanent collections and exhibits). The Temple Judea Museum is the only Jewish museum in Montgomery county. Enter here to visit the museum
KI also houses two notable stained-glass pieces. The first is a series of ten massive stained-glass windows known as “The Prophetic Quest”. They were designed by the Philadelphia artist Jacob Landau, whose works can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery.
The other window is of President Theodore Roosevelt. Rabbi Krauskopf and President Roosevelt were lifelong friends. When President Roosevelt died, Krauskopf commissioned a large stained glass window in Roosevelt’s honor which is now part of the entrance foyer in the Keneseth Israel.
TOUR THE WINDOWS
Forty-five minute tours of “The Prophetic Quest” stained glass windows are given for groups by prior reservation. A minimum fee of $50 is charged for groups of 25 people or less. Additional people are $2.50 each. Groups may also schedule tours, or self-guided visits, to The Temple Judea Museum to coincide with “The Prophetic Quest” tour at no additional fee. KI is an accessible facility. For more information, or to set up a group tour, call the Museum at 215-887-2027 or 215-887- 8700 or e-mail us by clicking here.