Prayer Services

Bible

Why Jews Read Torah on a Yearly Cycle

The history of the weekly portion — and the different schedules on which it's done.

Pray

Jewish Prayers and Liturgy 101

An overview of the texts that guide Jewish worship.

Yizkor: The Jewish Memorial Service

Yizkor is recited four times a year during holiday synagogue services.

Yom Kippur In the Community

What to expect in synagogue on the Day of Atonement.

Liturgy & Prayers Quiz

How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat and holidays?

How to Have an Aliyah

What you should know before you're called to the Torah.

Daily Prayer: Shacharit, Mincha and Maariv

What distinguishes the three services from one another?

Neilah Service: Closing of the Gates

The concluding service of Yom Kippur.

Sermons in the Synagogue

Rabbinic sermonizing has a long history in Judaism.

Guide to the Synagogue Sanctuary, From Ark to Yad

An introduction to the parts that make up a synagogue sanctuary.

Preparing for Yom Kippur

What to do in the days and hours before the Day of Atonement.

Kol Nidrei

The evening service of Yom Kippur is named after this declaration

Yom Kippur 101

The most solemn day in the Jewish calendar.