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Lone Star (of David) Story

A ‘moving’ tale of a synagogue being trucked across Texas

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Three New Synagogues Dedicated Across Europe

German city of Cottbus gets first synagogue since 1938, in a former church

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Historic East Village Synagogue Landmarked

But NYC congregants who opposed designation worry about added red tape

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The Convict Synagogue at the End of the World

Australia’s oldest temple was built by Jewish penal colony prisoners in 1845

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A D.C. Synagogue’s Game-Changing Rabbi

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf made headlines for coming out as gay this week. He had already transformed the venerable congregation.

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Swastikas Spray Painted on Philly Synagogue

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

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China Restores Synagogue Founded in 1909

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

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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

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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

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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

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Weathering the Shutdown at D.C. Synagogues

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

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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.

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Rabbi Threatens Landmarked Shul

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

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Can I Get an Amen?

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

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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

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Consequence

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

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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

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Unexpected Art Offers Tisha B’Av Opportunity

Manhattan congregation’s first permanent space boasts Assyrian art

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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.

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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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Aux Armes

A recent series of anti-Semitic attacks in Montreal hints at a new kind of internationally influenced hate crime in Quebec, a semi-autonomous province with a wave of Muslim immigrants

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Brainstorming the Future of British Jewish Life

Help the homeless, save the planet, and note history of fish and chips