Synagogues in the News

The experimental Nashuva (“We will return”) Friday night service involves “a band, meditation, reinterpreted prayers on a handout sheet, and a PowerPoint presentation” all in under 45 minutes. (New Jersey Jewish News)

A synagogue finds itself in a legal battle over its large sign “Lyndi and Rodney Adler Sephardi Centre.” (Australian Jewish News)

In Northeast Queens, Orthodox, Conservative and Reform shuls all adapt in order to survive and grow. (Jewish Week)

A merger between a Reform congregation (325 families) and a neighboring Conservative synagogue (250 families) in Miami leaves religious services and clergy separate, the rest combined. Is this a recipe for “increased conflict,” or a wave of the future? (Jewish Week)

The grand neo-classical style White Stork Synagogue in the Polish city of Wroclaw, which was ransacked and desecrated by the Germans on Kristallnacht, was formally rededicated after years of renovation work. (Jerusalem Post)

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