Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan is moving—and growing into—an architecturally striking space
Built in 1876, Adas Israel—the actual building itself—will be moved for a third time
The first Jewish wedding conducted by a local official reportedly took place on Sunday
We all hate synagogue membership fees. Is there another way? Some say yes.
A ‘moving’ tale of a synagogue being trucked across Texas
German city of Cottbus gets first synagogue since 1938, in a former church
But NYC congregants who opposed designation worry about added red tape
Australia’s oldest temple was built by Jewish penal colony prisoners in 1845
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf made headlines for coming out as gay this week. He had already transformed the venerable congregation.
Congregations of Ner Zedek a target of anti-Semitic vandalism in the past
Main Synagogue in the city of Harbin once held 450 Orthodox congregants
Baby boomers and seniors are a growing segment of the community, with specific needs for programming, rituals, and accessibility
Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together
But in December 1963, the new president made up the date, honoring a long Jewish friendship
With congregants out of work, synagogues offer free food and distraction
We tend to overlook the gentiles who keep synagogues running. As we begin the Torah anew, let’s acknowledge our debt to them.
The leader of a historic Lower East Side synagogue wants to tear it down to build luxury condos
The first female rabbi was ordained 40 years ago. Now my Florida synagogue welcomes a woman to its pulpit.
The building that once housed Anshe Kanesses, one of the grandest synagogues in ‘Chicago’s Jerusalem,’ faces the wrecking ball after 99 years
Sol LeWitt’s minimalist installations for synagogues and Jewish institutions have given the late conceptual artist an afterlife he’d approve of
The needy come to a New Jersey synagogue to claim their due, and the donations that result seem to flow both ways
Manhattan congregation’s first permanent space boasts Assyrian art
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.
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
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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