Swastikas Spray Painted on Philly Synagogue

Congregations of Ner Zedek a target of anti-Semitic vandalism in the past

China Restores Synagogue Founded in 1909

Main Synagogue in the city of Harbin once held 450 Orthodox congregants

As the Jewish Community Goes Gray, Synagogues Adapt To Serve Older Congregants

Baby boomers and seniors are a growing segment of the community, with specific needs for programming, rituals, and accessibility

In Tel Aviv, Israel’s ‘Sin City,’ an Unexpected Religious Revival Takes Root

Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together

Lyndon Johnson Was Scheduled To Visit My Austin Shul the Day After Kennedy Died

But in December 1963, the new president made up the date, honoring a long Jewish friendship

Weathering the Shutdown at D.C. Synagogues

With congregants out of work, synagogues offer free food and distraction

Remember the Often Invisible Non-Jews Who Help the Jewish World Function

We tend to overlook the gentiles who keep synagogues running. As we begin the Torah anew, let’s acknowledge our debt to them.

Rabbi Threatens Landmarked Shul

The leader of a historic Lower East Side synagogue wants to tear it down to build luxury condos

Can I Get an Amen?

The first female rabbi was ordained 40 years ago.  Now my Florida synagogue welcomes a woman to its pulpit.

Tumbling Down

The building that once housed Anshe Kanesses, one of the grandest synagogues in ‘Chicago’s Jerusalem,’ faces the wrecking ball after 99 years

Consequence

Sol LeWitt’s minimalist installations for synagogues and Jewish institutions have given the late conceptual artist an afterlife he’d approve of

Beggars on Horseback

The needy come to a New Jersey synagogue to claim their due, and the donations that result seem to flow both ways

Unexpected Art Offers Tisha B’Av Opportunity

Manhattan congregation’s first permanent space boasts Assyrian art

Semiteseeing

Some families go to the Caribbean to enjoy the sun. Ours visited out-of-the-way shuls. I took a recent trip to the Mediterranean island of Corsica and was reminded that Jews travel to see other Jews.

House Divided

The history of the synagogue in America, a new book shows, is one of rifts, splits, factions, and the ever-evolving tension between tradition and modernity

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