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Sidney Herbert Eisenshtat, American architect. Registered architect, California. Recipient National School Administrators award, 1966, Public Service award City of Beverly Hills, National Distinguished Service award Union Orthodox Jewish Congregations; honoree Bureau Jewish Education 60th Anniversary Celebration, Beth Jacob Congregation Banquet, 2001, Jubilee Banquet, Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon, 2003.


Eisenshtat, Sidney Herbert was born on June 6, 1914 in New Haven. Son of Morris and Ella (Sobole) Eisenshtat.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Southern California, 1935.


Principal, Sidney Eisenshtat & Associations Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Beverly Hills, California, since 1941. Member architects panel Union American Hebrew Congregations. Board directors International Technology Cooperative Center, Tel Aviv.

President, Chairman, Board Of Directors Beth Jacob Congregation. Vice president Los Angeles Association Jewish Education. Chairman of the Board, president West Coast Talmudical Seminary.

Co-chairman National Conference Religious Architecture. Consultant Great Synagogue, Jerusalem, Israel. Chairman of the Board Torah U. (now Yeshiva of Los Angeles).


  • Registered architect, California.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include House of the Book, Brandeis, California, 1970 (Landmark award 1979), Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, 1959 (25 year Landmark award 1984), Knox Presbyterian Church, 1965 (Los Angeles Beauty award 1975), Wells Fargo Building, 1975 (Beverly Hills award 1978), Union Bank Building, 1960, Beverly Hills, Executive Life Building, 1966, Beverly Hills, Hughes Aircraft Satellite Testing and Computer Center, El Segundo, California, Friars Club, Los Angeles, 1961, Marlton School for Deaf, Los Angeles, 1968, Sven Lokrantz School for Handicapped, University Judaism Master Plan & buildings, Los Angeles, 1977, B'nai Zion Temple, El Paso, Texas, 1983, Temple Mount Sinai, El Paso, 1962, Central Jewish Community Center, Los Angeles, Bnai David Synagogue, Southfield, Michigan, Hillel House, University Southern California. Whole body of architectural work in permanent collection at University Southern California, Arts and Architecture Library. As core collection of Jewish Architecture in America.


Chairman, charter agency president Bureau Jewish Education Greater Los Angeles. Vice president, lifetime board member Jewish Federation Council. Board directors Hebrew Immigration Society.

Vice president Council President Affiliated Organizations. Vice chairman R-1 Commission, City of Beverly Hills. Fellow American Institute of Architects (honor award l960, 66).


Married Alice D. Brenner, December 19, 1937 (deceased February 2001). Children: Carole Oken, Abby Robyn.

Morris Eisenshtat

Ella (Sobole) Eisenshtat

Alice D. Brenner

Abby Robyn Eisenshtat

Carole Oken Eisenshtat