Author

Samuel D. Gruber is the author of books about synagogue architecture, dozens of reports of historic preservation and historic sites, and scores of articles, hundreds of substantive blogposts, newspaper articles, and website contributions about art, architecture, historic preservation and cultural heritage.

You can download or find links to many of his publications here.

Books

American Synagogues: A Century of Architecture and the Jewish Community (with Paul Rocheleau, photographer). (New York: Rizzoli, 2003

Synagogues (New York: Metrobooks, 1999)

Published Reports

Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Mass Graves in Lithuania (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2015)

Selected Protestant Historic Monuments and Sites in Bulgaria (editor), (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2013)

Jewish Historic Monuments and Sites in Bulgaria, part 1  & part 2, (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2011)

Survey of Historic Jewish Sites in Bosnia-Herzegovina (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2011)

Survey of Historic Jewish Sites in Moldova (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2010)

Historic Jewish Sites in Romania (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2010)

Survey of Muslim Sites in Bulgaria, (editor) (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2009)

Survey of Roma Heritage Sites in Poland (editor) (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2009)

Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues and Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2005)

Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues and Monuments in Slovenia (co-author with Ruth E. Gruber) (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2005)

Sites Associated with the Lives and Deeds of foreign-born Heroes of the American Revolution (U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, Washington, 2002)

Survey of Historic Jewish Sites in the Czech Republic (co-author with Phyllis Myers), U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad and World Monuments Fund, NY, 1995.

Survey of Historic Jewish Sites in Poland (co-author with Phyllis Myers), U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad and World Monuments Fund, NY, 1994 (second revised edition, 1995)

Selected Articles & Book Chapters

“Incremental Urbanism in Medieval Italy: The Example of Todi,” in M. Abel, ed. Medieval Urban Planning: The Monastery and Beyond (2017)

“Selective Inclusion: Integration and Isolation of Jews in Medieval Italy,” Jewish Cultural Studies (2013)

“Mapping Jews: Cartography and Topography in Rome’s Ghetto,” in A. Ceen, ed. Giambattista Nolli and Rome: Mapping the City before and after the Pianta Grande (2013)

“Arnold W. Brunner and the New Classical Synagogue in America,” Jewish History (2011)

“Medieval Synagogues in the Mediterranean Region” (2010)

“Jewish Identity in Modern Synagogue Architecture,”

in E. Van Voolen and A. Sachs, eds., Jewish Identity in Contemporary Architecture (2004)

 Exhibition Catalogues and Essays
Just One Word: Plastics, 16 pp illustrated essay in conjunction with exhibition (Syracuse: Syracuse University Library, 2011).