Charity boxes stolen from synagogues in southern Israel

Suspect admits to breaking into synagogues, stealing charity boxes and money from safe.Ben Shaul, 1/8/2018, 2:56 PM

When the local synagogue dies

A Rust Belt synagogue 'runs out of people' and gathers to bury its past.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2018, 7:09 PM

US synagogues to receive federal disaster relief?

Orthodox Union applauds House Committee’s unanimous passage of Disaster Relief Bill compelling FEMA fairness for houses of worship.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2017, 1:56 PM

'Everyone should feel like they belong'

From ASL interpreters to service dogs, Orthodox shuls are trying to be more inclusive.JTA, 11/25/2017, 6:09 PM

Historic Maine synagogue to be turned into high-end apartments

Communities bid farewell to two historic synagogues sold to developers planning to raze them, build high-end apartments.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2017, 11:56 AM

Last remnants of Jewish community struggle to retain heritage

A Hasidic dynasty began in this Romanian town. Now the Jewish community is barely surviving.JTA, 9/16/2017, 10:59 PM

Tzohar campaigns for access for blind to synagogues

This coming Shabbat , as we read about our Forefather Yitzchak losing his sight, Tzohar will call attention to needs of blind in synagogues., 11/30/2016, 9:16 PM

First prayer and chavruta, after sixty years

The Ayelet Hashachar organization establishes synagogues in kibbutzim and leads prayers on holidays. Now we inviting you to join and supportAyelet Hashachar, 9/26/2016, 7:37 PM

Israeli ambassador visits Alexandria synagogue

Israel's ambassador to Egypt tells of Alexandria's disappearing community and a rich heritage.Nitsan Keidar, 9/22/2016, 11:46 PM

MK Glick: Gush Katif 'dreamers' will return home

Likud MK and Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick speaks to Arutz Sheva about what he thinks it would take to get Gaza back.Rachel Kaplan, 8/12/2016, 10:33 AM

NYC shul mulls, rejects 'SynaCondo' idea

West Side Jewish Center – Congregation Beth Israel considered a combination temple/residential building, but thought better of it.Gil Ronen, 1/18/2016, 12:56 PM

Minister Warns Synagogues Prime Target for Terrorists

Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulay makes specific requests to secure synagogues, noting prayer cannot be postponed.Hezki Baruch, 10/14/2015, 3:40 PM

State Allocates $500K to Fortify Synagogues Against Rocket Fire

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister blames Shas for lagging behind in fortifying religious buildings.Tova Dvorin, 1/5/2015, 1:55 PM

Gush Katif Jews Rebuild Destroyed Synagogue

Jews from Ganei Tal build synagogue in Shakem near Ashdod after the model of their synagogue in Gaza, 'until we return to Gush Katif.'Ari Yashar, 2/9/2014, 10:05 PM

Serious Vandalism of Coastal Synagogues

Town between Ashdod and Ashkelon has two synagogues broken into by vandals who ripped Torah scrolls and threw them on the floor.Ari Yashar, 1/10/2014, 12:45 PM

Campaigners Rally to Save Historic pre-Holocaust Synagogue

Polish campaigners say that unless funds are found soon, Krasnik synagogue restoration at risk.Michael Freund, 1/3/2014, 2:22 PM

Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized with Swastikas

Nazi slogans, swastikas spray-painted on Tel Aviv synagogue. Suspect in custody.Ari Soffer, 12/31/2013, 2:45 PM

Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Rabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 12:05 PM

Prosecutors to 'Throw the Book' at Netanya Synagogue Arsonist

The alleged arsonist of a synagogue in Netanya is likely to remain in jail for a long time, prosecutors say.David Lev, 8/5/2013, 6:35 PM

Defective Shabbat Timer Causes Major Synagogue Blaze

A defective Shabbat timer was apparently the cause of a major fire at a Chabad synagogue in a neighborhood of JerusalemDavid Lev, 5/19/2013, 5:52 PM

Turkish Police Foil Al-Qaeda Plot to Bomb US Embassy, Synagogue

Turkish police have uncovered and foiled an alleged plot by Al-Qaeda to bomb the US embassy in Ankara as well as a synagogue.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/12/2013, 1:15 PM

Lack of Support Leaves Lithuanian Synagogues in State of Ruin

Lithuania's synagogues, the vestiges of Jewish presence wiped out in Holocaust, are falling to ruin from lack of funding and support. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/8/2013, 12:07 PM

Police Investigate Minneapolis Passover Vandalism

The Temple Israel synagogue in Minneapolis was vandalized as congregants gathered to celebrate Passover. Arutz Sheva staff, 3/28/2013, 2:16 AM

ADL Welcomes Indictments in New Jersey Synagogue Attacks

ADL welcomes indictment against two individuals in a series of attacks targeting synagogues in Bergen County, New Jersey.Arutz Sheva staff, 3/3/2013, 11:41 AM

Defying Members, Kibbutz Refuses Request to Build Synagogue

There are still kibbutzim in Israel that do not have synagogues – and one of them intends to keep it that wayDavid Lev, 2/28/2013, 1:57 PM

Only Surviving Synagogue Near Auschwitz on Verge of Collapse

A synagogue near the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz is on the verge of collapse, officials warned last week. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/18/2013, 5:22 PM

Ancient British Synagogue Begins Restoration

The restoration process of one of Britain's oldest synagogues will begin in March.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2013, 4:47 PM

Massachusetts Synagogue, Day School Building Seized by IRS

A building that houses a synagogue and Jewish day school in Massachusetts has reportedly been seized by the Internal Revenue Service.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/27/2012, 12:43 AM

Police Charge Man in Bomb Hoax Against LA Synagogue

Police have arrested a man they believe made multiple phony bomb threats against a Los Angeles synagogue on Tuesday. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/21/2012, 2:44 AM

Multiple Bomb Threats Made Against LA Jewish Synagogue

The Los Angeles Police Department investigated two bomb threats near a Jewish synagogue in Koreatown, L.A. early Tuesday morning. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/19/2012, 5:23 PM

Police in New York Urge More Security at Jewish Institutions

Israel's campaign against Hamas terrorists in Gaza has led to repercussions in the Jewish world.David Lev, 11/18/2012, 10:19 PM

Fire Consumes Historic Connecticut Synagogue, Torahs Survive

A fire seriously damaged a historic synagogue in Connecticut on Sunday morning. Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/16/2012, 12:01 PM

Budapest Jewish Leader Attacked While Leaving Synagogue

Police in Budapest said they have arrested two men after a Jewish community leader was attacked after leaving synagogue Friday night. Rachel Hirshfeld, 10/7/2012, 8:49 AM

Judaica Thieves in Milan Sentenced in Jerusalem

Thieves who traveled from Israel to steal treasures from a synagogue in Milan were punished – by judges in Jerusalem.Chana Ya'ar, 9/9/2012, 3:05 PM

Expellees’ Appeal: Save the Synagogue

Jews expelled from Gush Katif try to save Migron’s synagogue, mikveh. Maayana Miskin, 9/2/2012, 6:53 PM

Two Manhattan Synagogues Receive 'Sacred Sites' Grants

Two synagogues in Manhattan are among the “Sacred Sites” in New York State that have received grants for physical repairs.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/15/2012, 2:20 PM

Praise for Mohammed on Synagogue Walls

Vandals sprayed praise for Mohammed on the walls of a synagogue in the village of Maor. Maayana Miskin, 6/22/2012, 10:06 AM

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.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/1/2012, 1:11 PM

Vilna Synagogue Vandalized After Nazi Puppet Honored

The only still operating pre-Holocaust synagogue in Vilna was vandalized shortly after a former Nazi puppet was laid to rest in Lithuania.Gabe Kahn & Maayana Miskin, 5/22/2012, 9:43 PM

Slain Rabbi Remembered with Yokneam Synagogue

Beloved leader Rabbi Elazar Abuchatzeira was brutally killed 10 months ago. Now a new synagogue has been named after him. Maayana Miskin, 5/18/2012, 11:47 AM

Oldest Synagogue in English-Speaking World Celebrates 250 Years

Plymouth Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the English-speaking world celebrated its 250th anniversary this week.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/16/2012, 5:24 PM

Jewish Leaders: Synagogues Should be More Accessible

Jewish leaders from Israel and around the world meet in Jerusalem, call to open the gates of the synagogue to all Jews.Elad Benari, 2/27/2012, 7:15 AM

Torah Burned in Synagogue Fire in Lower Galilee

A fire broke out at a synagogue in a Lower Galilee community near Arab towns, destroying the Torah and holy objects. Is it arson?Gabe Kahn., 1/28/2012, 9:38 PM

Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Go to Synagogue

Women who attend synagogue regularly are more optimistic than others, according to a Yeshiva University research report. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/12/2011, 8:17 PM

Firebomb Attack on Yafo Synagogue

A synagogue in Yafo, in central Israel, was attacked by arsonists on Saturday. Maayana Miskin, 10/8/2011, 10:53 PM

Jerusalem Synagogue Set Ablaze by Vandals

The Hanichei HaYeshivot study hall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot was torched Sunday. No one was injured in the incident.Chana Ya'ar, 9/19/2011, 2:16 AM

New IDF Mobile Synagogue Launches Prayers Via Iron Dome

A new mobile synagogue was "launched" Wednesday to facilitate prayers by soldiers manning the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.Chana Ya'ar, 9/14/2011, 10:53 AM

Ukraine Destroys Historical Synagogue, Builds Hotel

Ukraine is destroying Jewish history by tearing down an old and prestigious synagogue to build a hotel for soccer championship games. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/6/2011, 1:03 PM

Synagogue Basketball League Creates Team Spirit

If you thought religious Judaism and sports don’t mix, think again. The Petah Tikvah synagogue league proves otherwise. Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/31/2011, 3:10 AM

Rocket Hit Synagogue, but Did Not Explode

'A miracle,' worshipers say, as rocket fails to detonate after hitting synagogue. None hurt.Maayana Miskin, 8/19/2011, 11:54 AM

Toronto Synagogue Defaced by Swastika

Members of Toronto synagogue shocked to discover a swastika and pro-Islam graffiti spray-painted on the exterior of their building.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/6/2011, 1:10 AM

Bevis Mark Synagogue: More than 300 Years of Prayers & Judaism

Arutz Sheva TV's Hezki Ezra visited the 300 year old synagogue in London and met the site's curator.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 6/13/2011, 1:13 AM

Synagogue Opens in Notorious Russian Prison

Moscow's Butryka Prison, considered one of the most brutal penal institutions in Russia, is home to a new synagogue.David Lev, 4/5/2011, 8:23 PM

Building a Synagogue, Pixel by Pixel

A growing community hopes to turn its virtual synagogue into a real one.Maayana Miskin, 2/17/2011, 1:15 AM

Egypt to Preserve Alexandria Synagogue as 'Jewish Monument'

Egypt plans to restore Alexandria's lone remaining active synagogue, the Eliahou Hanabi Synagogue – the city's “only Jewish monument.”Chana Ya'ar, 12/22/2010, 3:05 PM

Residents: Army Won't Have an Easy Time Sealing Synagogue

The residents of El-Matan plan to make the sealing of their community synagogue by security forces "as difficult as possible," they say.David Lev, 10/6/2010, 8:38 AM

Budapest’s Oldest Synagogue Reopens

Obuda Synagogue, built in the eighteenth century, officially re-opened in time for Rosh Hashanah.Elad Benari, 9/15/2010, 1:24 AM