Thank you for your interest in helping to find good homes for many of the beautiful decorative, art glass windows from the once magnificent Agudas Achim Synagogue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Built in 1922 and designed by Dubin & Eisenberg, Agudas Achim has been described as “the last grand Chicago synagogue” and was able to accommodate 2,200 worshipers. Shortly before the historic interior was demolished for redevelopment, Preservation Chicago worked closely with developer Cedar Street Companies and was able to save many of the art-glass windows. Our hope is to find Chicago area synagogues and Jewish organizations interested in ‘adopting’ these windows that are a beautiful legacy of Chicago’s Jewish community. Our intention is to donate the windows to interested Jewish congregations who commit to valuing and appreciating them. The windows and artifacts will be donated by Alex Samoylovich, in honor of the his co-founder in Cedar Street the late Jay Michael and Boris Samoylovich, with a small donation to Preservation Chicago to cover the initial cost of removal. For more information, please contact Adam at email@example.com
A few examples of Agudas Achim windows are below.