What The Press Is Saying About Sherry Zander
articles are wonderful! Sherry Zander writes beautifully and she has
a real gift for bringing these synagogues to life. The information
was new to me and will surely new to the readers This would indeed
be an interesting column to circulate to newspapers"
Zander succeeds in creating little gems of beauty and historical
insight. Her stories of small synagogues and their architecture
bring to life not only stone, wood, and mortar but also the people
and the history of their communities. Her instincts are first rate.
Although intended for a popular audience, she cites her sources
and offers historical context. I, after studying American Jewish
history on a scholarly basis for over a quarter of a century, came
away from my reading more knowledgeable for her efforts.”
“Sherry Zander is one of those rare writers who combines original and indefatigable research with a lively colorful style which preserves for all time a part of American Jewish history which is disappearing before our eyes. Not to be missed by anyone interested in Jewish America.”
Robert N. Rosen
Author of Jewish Confederates and Saving The Jews, F ranklin.D.Rosevelt and the Holocaust
“Rich in detail and small-town flavor, Sherry Zander’s in-depth profiles of off- the- beaten-path synagogues are truly treasures. Zander detours down rural roads to locate disappearing congregations, track down surviving members, and record their unforgettable Judaic experiences.”
Hollace Ava Weiner
Past President Southern Jewish Historical Society and author of Jewish Stars in Texas and Lone Stars of David
“For Mrs. Zander small-town synagogues are a way to connect to her past – and celebrate the United States. Even though many these house of worship are now closed, they’re testimony to small Jewish communities that were optimistic enough to establish roots…”.
Travel Editor, Dallas Morning News