The Hungarian-born artist A. Raymond Katz (1895-1974) was well-known for his designs, in many media, in synagogues throughout the United States. This mosaic — fabricated by the V. Foscato factory of Long Island City and shown here in detail and even tighter closeup — depicts an etrog, a variety of citron that figures in the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
If you know your etrog, you also know that its function is more ceremonial than culinary. But note: Tuesday night is bingo night at this conservative synagogue. Since outside food is not permitted, a concession offers kosher foods including hot dogs, salami, and hush puppies from Ben's Best.
Rego Park Jewish Center
Mosaic designed by A. Raymond Katz, fabricated by the V. Foscato factory, 1948
97-30 Queens Blvd. (64th-65th Rds.), Rego Park, Queens