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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

Proposal: Strengthen Security in Synagogues

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

$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

Campaign to Restore Historic 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 Book' at Netanya 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 Shul 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 US Embassy Plot

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

Lithuanian Synagogues Face 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 NJ 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 Synagogue Plan

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

Surviving Auschwitz Synagogue 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

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

LAPD Charges Man in Bomb Hoax Against 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 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

NY Police Urge More Security at Synagogues

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 Sets Historic Connecticut Synagogue Ablaze

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

Budapest Jewish Leader Attacked 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 Shuls 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; 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

Plymouth Synagogue 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

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 Torched

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 Launched Near 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

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 Sports 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

Visit the 300-Year Old Synagogue

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 in 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 with Pixels

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

Egypt to Fix Alexandria Shul

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

Synagogue Members Ready for IDF

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 Old 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

Memory of Gush Katif Synagogues

Special 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.Hillel Fendel, 8/19/2010, 3:32 PM

Synagogue Razed Near Kiryat Arba

Large police, army forces arrived in Mitzpeh Avichai early this morning to destroy 6 structures. Police violence was intense, residents said.Hillel Fendel, 8/5/2010, 8:34 AM

Synagogue in Maryland Vandalized

Synagogue spray-painted with anti-Semitic words and symbols.Elad Benari, 7/29/2010, 12:24 AM

Restoring Beirut's Synagogue

Beirut's Maghen Abraham Synagogue, currently being restored, is expected to open once more in October after 34 years. Hana Levi Julian, 7/4/2010, 1:00 PM

Chabad in Tel Aviv

A Georgian Jew renovates an abandoned synagogue on Tel Aviv's Shenkin Street in his father's memory. It will be run by Chabad. Rachel Sylvetsky & Yoni Kempinski, 6/10/2010, 7:27 AM

Elderly French Jew Tear-Gassed

Three 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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/3/2010, 10:08 PM

Cairo Maimonides Synagogue Opens

The Maimonides Synagogue in Cairo reopened this week after nearly two years of restoration work sponsored by the Egyptian government.Hana Levi Julian, 3/10/2010, 5:41 AM

Cairo Synagogue Under Attack

The largest synagogue in Egypt, one used by Israeli diplomats in Cairo, was the target of an attempted bombing early Sunday morning. Hana Levi Julian, 2/21/2010, 3:14 PM

American Accused of Crete Arson

Greek police have arrested one American, two Britons and a local citizen for allegedly torching a 600-year-old recently-restored synagogue.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 1/26/2010, 9:11 PM

Arson at Crete Synagogue

Arsonists have attacked Crete’s only synagogue for the second time in less than two weeks, destroying the wooden roof and holy books.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/18/2010, 8:10 PM