synagogue

Guide to Jewish Holiday Prayers

What liturgy goes with which holiday, and where you can find it.

What To Expect At Synagogue Services on Saturday Morning

A guide for bar/bat mitzvah guests and other newcomers to Sabbath worship.

Highlights of the Shabbat Morning Synagogue Service

The major parts of the Saturday morning service.

Alternative Bar and Bat Mitzvah Ceremonies

How to have a meaningful ceremony even if you don't belong to a synagogue.

Sanctuary Eyes

Why do synagogue sanctuaries have windows?

Modern Orthodoxy Builds a Cathedral

In 1887, Congregation Kahal Adath Jeshurun (KAJ) of New York City opened the doors of its monumental new synagogue on Eldridge Street, on New York's Lower East Side.

Prayer 101

The texts and practices of prayer, while broadly common to all Jewish communities, vary according to local customs, ethnic origins, and ideologies.

Tallit (The Prayer Shawl)

The corner fringes on this ritual garment remind the wearer of all the commandments in the Torah.

The Torah Service

The drama of the service draws upon imagery from Israel's history of wandering in the Sinai wilderness to the worship at the Temple in Jerusalem.

Yom Kippur In the Community

What to expect in synagogue on the Day of Atonement.