Naomi Simhony is an architect and researcher who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master’s in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University. Her M.A. thesis examined the relationship between theology and aesthetics in Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption. Her doctoral studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem focus on Modern synagogue architecture in the state of Israel during the post-independence decades. Her research aims to uncover by which means the Modern Israeli synagogue defines a new Jewish-national identity that intertwines liturgical tradition, symbolism and memory on one hand, and a Zionist, Modern, national ideology on the other.
Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mandel Building, room 225, Mt. Scopus Jerusalem 9190501