NYC shul mulls, rejects 'SynaCondo' ideaWest Side Jewish Center – Congregation Beth Israel considered a combination temple/residential building, but thought better of it.
Proposal: Strengthen Security in SynagoguesReligious Affairs Minister David Azoulay makes specific requests to secure synagogues, noting prayer cannot be postponed.
$500K to Fortify Synagogues Against Rocket FireDeputy Religious Affairs Minister blames Shas for lagging behind in fortifying religious buildings.
Gush Katif Jews Rebuild Destroyed SynagogueJews from Ganei Tal build synagogue in Shakem near Ashdod after the model of their synagogue in Gaza, 'until we return to Gush Katif.'
Serious Vandalism of Coastal SynagoguesTown between Ashdod and Ashkelon has two synagogues broken into by vandals who ripped Torah scrolls and threw them on the floor.
Campaign to Restore Historic SynagoguePolish campaigners say that unless funds are found soon, Krasnik synagogue restoration at risk.
Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized with SwastikasNazi slogans, swastikas spray-painted on Tel Aviv synagogue. Suspect in custody.
Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – PeriodRabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.
Prosecutors to 'Throw Book' at Netanya ArsonistThe alleged arsonist of a synagogue in Netanya is likely to remain in jail for a long time, prosecutors say.
Defective Shabbat Timer Causes Major Shul BlazeA defective Shabbat timer was apparently the cause of a major fire at a Chabad synagogue in a neighborhood of Jerusalem
Turkish Police Foil Al-Qaeda US Embassy PlotTurkish police have uncovered and foiled an alleged plot by Al-Qaeda to bomb the US embassy in Ankara as well as a synagogue.
Lithuanian Synagogues Face State of RuinLithuania's synagogues, the vestiges of Jewish presence wiped out in Holocaust, are falling to ruin from lack of funding and support.
Police Investigate Minneapolis Passover VandalismThe Temple Israel synagogue in Minneapolis was vandalized as congregants gathered to celebrate Passover.
ADL Welcomes Indictments in NJ Synagogue AttacksADL welcomes indictment against two individuals in a series of attacks targeting synagogues in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Defying Members, Kibbutz Refuses Synagogue PlanThere are still kibbutzim in Israel that do not have synagogues – and one of them intends to keep it that way
Surviving Auschwitz Synagogue on Verge of CollapseA synagogue near the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz is on the verge of collapse, officials warned last week.
Ancient British Synagogue Begins RestorationThe restoration process of one of Britain's oldest synagogues will begin in March.
Synagogue, Day School Building Seized by IRSA building that houses a synagogue and Jewish day school in Massachusetts has reportedly been seized by the Internal Revenue Service.
LAPD Charges Man in Bomb Hoax Against SynagoguePolice have arrested a man they believe made multiple phony bomb threats against a Los Angeles synagogue on Tuesday.
Multiple Bomb Threats Made Against LA SynagogueThe Los Angeles Police Department investigated two bomb threats near a Jewish synagogue in Koreatown, L.A. early Tuesday morning.
NY Police Urge More Security at SynagoguesIsrael's campaign against Hamas terrorists in Gaza has led to repercussions in the Jewish world.
Fire Sets Historic Connecticut Synagogue AblazeA fire seriously damaged a historic synagogue in Connecticut on Sunday morning.
Budapest Jewish Leader Attacked Leaving SynagoguePolice in Budapest said they have arrested two men after a Jewish community leader was attacked after leaving synagogue Friday night.
Judaica Thieves in Milan Sentenced in JerusalemThieves who traveled from Israel to steal treasures from a synagogue in Milan were punished – by judges in Jerusalem.
Expellees’ Appeal: Save the SynagogueJews expelled from Gush Katif try to save Migron’s synagogue, mikveh.
Two Manhattan Shuls Receive 'Sacred Sites' GrantsTwo synagogues in Manhattan are among the “Sacred Sites” in New York State that have received grants for physical repairs.
Praise for Mohammed on Synagogue WallsVandals sprayed praise for Mohammed on the walls of a synagogue in the village of Maor.
Ancient Synagogue to Receive 'Hollywood Makeover'One of the oldest operating synagogues in California is set to receive a “Hollywood makeover,” after damage was caused to building.
Vilna Synagogue Vandalized; Nazi Puppet HonoredThe only still operating pre-Holocaust synagogue in Vilna was vandalized shortly after a former Nazi puppet was laid to rest in Lithuania.
Slain Rabbi Remembered with Yokneam SynagogueBeloved leader Rabbi Elazar Abuchatzeira was brutally killed 10 months ago. Now a new synagogue has been named after him.
Plymouth Synagogue Celebrates 250 YearsPlymouth Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the English-speaking world celebrated its 250th anniversary this week.
Leaders: Synagogues Should be More AccessibleJewish leaders from Israel and around the world meet in Jerusalem, call to open the gates of the synagogue to all Jews.
Torah Burned in Synagogue Fire in Lower GalileeA fire broke out at a synagogue in a Lower Galilee community near Arab towns, destroying the Torah and holy objects. Is it arson?
Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Go to SynagogueWomen who attend synagogue regularly are more optimistic than others, according to a Yeshiva University research report.
Firebomb Attack on Yafo SynagogueA synagogue in Yafo, in central Israel, was attacked by arsonists on Saturday.
Jerusalem Synagogue TorchedThe Hanichei HaYeshivot study hall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot was torched Sunday. No one was injured in the incident.
New IDF Mobile Synagogue Launched Near Iron DomeA new mobile synagogue was "launched" Wednesday to facilitate prayers by soldiers manning the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.
Ukraine Destroys Historical SynagogueUkraine is destroying Jewish history by tearing down an old and prestigious synagogue to build a hotel for soccer championship games.
Synagogue Sports League Creates Team SpiritIf you thought religious Judaism and sports don’t mix, think again. The Petah Tikvah synagogue league proves otherwise.
Rocket Hit Synagogue, but Did Not Explode'A miracle,' worshipers say, as rocket fails to detonate after hitting synagogue. None hurt.
Toronto Synagogue Defaced by SwastikaMembers of Toronto synagogue shocked to discover a swastika and pro-Islam graffiti spray-painted on the exterior of their building.
Visit the 300-Year Old SynagogueArutz Sheva TV's Hezki Ezra visited the 300 year old synagogue in London and met the site's curator.
Synagogue in Russian PrisonMoscow's Butryka Prison, considered one of the most brutal penal institutions in Russia, is home to a new synagogue.
Building a Synagogue with PixelsA growing community hopes to turn its virtual synagogue into a real one.
Egypt to Fix Alexandria ShulEgypt plans to restore Alexandria's lone remaining active synagogue, the Eliahou Hanabi Synagogue – the city's “only Jewish monument.”
Synagogue Members Ready for IDFThe residents of El-Matan plan to make the sealing of their community synagogue by security forces "as difficult as possible," they say.
Budapest’s Old Synagogue ReopensObuda Synagogue, built in the eighteenth century, officially re-opened in time for Rosh Hashanah.
Memory of Gush Katif SynagoguesSpecial event in memory of the 26 Gush Katif synagogues that were destroyed five years ago was held in the rebuilt Hurva Synagogue in the Old City.
Synagogue Razed Near Kiryat ArbaLarge police, army forces arrived in Mitzpeh Avichai early this morning to destroy 6 structures. Police violence was intense, residents said.
Synagogue in Maryland VandalizedSynagogue spray-painted with anti-Semitic words and symbols.
Restoring Beirut's SynagogueBeirut's Maghen Abraham Synagogue, currently being restored, is expected to open once more in October after 34 years.
Chabad in Tel AvivA Georgian Jew renovates an abandoned synagogue on Tel Aviv's Shenkin Street in his father's memory. It will be run by Chabad.
Elderly French Jew Tear-GassedThree men sprayed tear gas on an elderly Jew outside a French synagogue Sunday, the second violent attack on Jews in the country in three days.
Cairo Maimonides Synagogue OpensThe Maimonides Synagogue in Cairo reopened this week after nearly two years of restoration work sponsored by the Egyptian government.
Cairo Synagogue Under AttackThe largest synagogue in Egypt, one used by Israeli diplomats in Cairo, was the target of an attempted bombing early Sunday morning.
American Accused of Crete ArsonGreek police have arrested one American, two Britons and a local citizen for allegedly torching a 600-year-old recently-restored synagogue.
Arson at Crete SynagogueArsonists have attacked Crete’s only synagogue for the second time in less than two weeks, destroying the wooden roof and holy books.