"The story of this collection of photographs is not in the physical structures themselves, but in the viewer
who encounters them. The true story of these seemingly forgotten synagogues is in the individual stories
behind The Doors of Redemption and these stories are written by the readers who see in the book their
synagogues, lives and memories.
If I didnt do a chronicle, within a generations time there would be no trace that there was a Jewish people
in these areas of Chicago, while we were once such an integral part of the fabric. At least there is a record
that we existed as a physical entity."
By Robert Packer