Prayer Services

Cantillation: Chanting, or Leyning, the Bible

Today the Bible is chanted in synagogues with an intricate musical system, but the practice began with one man projecting in a marketplace.

Ask the Expert: Standing in Shul

How do I know when to stand and when to sit?

Ask the Expert: Standing for Kaddish

Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust

The 13 Attributes of Mercy

Asking God for forgiveness.

Lecha Dodi

This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.

Making Synagogue Meaningful on the High Holidays

Or, how to survive Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

The Differences Between Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

There is a change of mood from the beginning to the end of the 10 days of repentance.

The Ten Martyrs (Martyrology)

Who are the individuals mentioned in the Yom Kippur service?

What To Expect At Synagogue Services on Saturday Morning

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

Kabbalat Shabbat

What happens during the Friday night prayer service.