Michigan synagogue vandalized for second time in 2 months

Vandals again target menorah carving in Battle Creek, Michigan synagogue, after hammer taken to carving in November.JTA, 1/7/2019, 5:08 PM

Swastika painted on Irish synagogue

Unidentified individuals paint a swastika on the fence of Ireland’s oldest active synagogue.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/5/2019, 7:02 PM

Watch: Orthodox synagogue vandalized in New York

Man filmed smashing glass on message board at Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Manhattan.David Rosenberg, 12/14/2018, 7:54 AM

First synagogue in Dubai

The small Jewish community in Dubai founds first synagogue in city amid thawing relations with Israel.Mordechai Sones, 12/5/2018, 3:21 PM

Watch: South African synagogue goes up in flames

Seven Torah scrolls destroyed as fire devastates Orthodox synagogue in Cape Town, South Africa.David Rosenberg, 12/5/2018, 8:50 AM

Synagogue in Basel, Switzerland vandalized

Rabbi says community will not be intimidated into cancelling Hanukkah lighting after window smashed during Shabbat services.JTA, 12/3/2018, 5:04 PM

Mezuzah compartments found in ancient synagogue near Old City

Preservation work on an ancient synagogue in Shiloah reveals mezuzah compartments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2018, 1:38 PM

MK Moses: Pig's head an incitement

MK Moses speaks strongly against anti-semitic act on a synagogue in Ramat Hasharon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2018, 2:14 AM

N Carolina judge's son arrested allegedly threatening synagogue

Son of North Carolina Court of Appeals judge arrested after allegedly threatening synagogue.JTA, 11/6/2018, 6:48 PM

Obama campaign worker arrested for synagogue vandalism

Suspect arrested for writing 'Kill all Jews' on Brooklyn synagogue, setting fires in yeshivas identified as Obama campaign worker.David Rosenberg, 11/4/2018, 10:31 PM

What Chief Rabbi David Lau really said about the Pittsburgh shooting

We didn't read the original interview in Hebrew and relied on a translation by Haaretz quoted in the Washington Post. The truth is exactly the opposite of what they claimed. Andrew Silow-Carroll, 11/1/2018, 12:01 PM

Listening devices found at Kiev synagogue, chief rabbi says

Chief rabbi of Ukraine says secret recording devices and other surveillance activities were discovered at one of Kiev’s main synagogues.JTA, 10/31/2018, 4:33 PM

Man sets fire and draws devil outside California synagogue

Suspect says 'God told him' to fire set outside of Northern California synagogue, devil scrawled nearby.JTA, 10/11/2018, 9:29 PM

Raleigh synagogue cancels activities over threatening letters

Synagogue in Raleigh, North Carolina, cancels some weekend activities after synagogue workers, board members receive threatening letters.JTA, 9/30/2018, 2:56 PM

Who is blocking synagogue construction at Holyland?

Why don't worshipers in prestigious J'lem neighborhood get a synagogue like every other neighborhood? Worshipers have had enough.Eliran Aharon, 9/17/2018, 3:19 PM

Italy: Chabad moves synagogue following legal challenges

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Chabad's Rabbi Wilschansky explains why Chabad would rather move than fight to stay at present location.Shimon Cohen, 9/17/2018, 8:52 AM

First time: Synagogue in Kibbutz Kinneret

After 105 years, first prayer structure in kibbutz to be dedicated. 'Exciting day of closing circle.'Mordechai Sones, 9/13/2018, 2:50 PM

Petition filed against Milan synagogue

Locals file petition against Milan synagogue, hoping to use anti-Islam law in their favor.Ben Shaul, 9/12/2018, 2:00 PM

Budapest synagogue re-opened after centuries of disuse

Synagogue on Táncsics Street, which used to be a Jewish museum, was opened especially in time for Rosh Hashanah.JTA, 9/7/2018, 4:41 PM

Reconstructionist synagogue becomes haven for refugees

Olympia, Washington synagogue announces it has become a 'sanctuary congregation' willing to house migrants.JTA, 8/30/2018, 6:32 PM

Ohio man who threatened to rape, kill Jews gets 6 months in jail

Abdulrahman Abukhalil harassed Cleveland synagogues, threatening to murder Jews, rape Jewish women.David Rosenberg, 8/24/2018, 2:41 PM

Sale of Azerbaijan Jewish community center a painful blow

The Jewish center in Baku is being sold - and dozens of elderly Jews are afraid to lose their connection to their culture.JTA, 8/15/2018, 10:44 PM

Change in tax law 'significant and worrisome'

Requiring synagogues to pay tax on employee benefits ‘overly burdensome,’ Jewish groups say.JTA, 8/12/2018, 1:19 PM

Excavations unearth walls, bimah, of Lithuanian synagogue

Bimah, mikvah, and walls of Vilna's Great Synagogue 'show further potential' for excavation at the site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 11:34 AM

Billboards erected in support of vandalized Indiana synagogue

Community rallies to support synagogue vandalized with swastika, other Nazi imagery.JTA, 8/2/2018, 7:12 PM

Anti-Israel graffiti, PA flags on French synagogue.

'Anti-Zionist rhetoric targeting Israel that is placed on a synagogue confirms that anti-Zionists are notorious anti-Semites.'JTA, 7/31/2018, 3:13 PM

Restaurant owner evicts Dutch Jewish community from synagogue

New owner asks Jewish community to leave building after municipality blocks move to turn the synagogue into a restaurant.JTA, 7/30/2018, 6:43 PM

Pence condemns vandalism of Indiana synagogue

US Vice President 'appalled' by anti-Semiitc vandalism of synagogue near Indianapolis. 'These vile acts of anti-Semitism must end.'Gary Willig, 7/29/2018, 8:39 PM

Suburban Indianapolis synagogue vandalized

Swastika, other Nazi symbols painted on Indiana synagogue on Shabbat morningJTA, 7/29/2018, 6:45 PM

Remains of 400-year-old Lithuanian synagogue found

Archaeologists find remains of Great Synagogue of Vilnius. built in 17th century and destroyed during Nazi, Soviet periods.AFP, 7/26/2018, 4:40 PM

Man charged in arson attempt on 250-year-old British synagogue

Indictment in attempt to destroy Exeter Synagogue, built in 1764.JTA, 7/25/2018, 4:12 PM

Dutch city blocks plan to turn historic synagogue into eatery

Jewish community relieved as Deventer city council rejects plan by Turkish developer to transform 125-year-old synagogue into a restaurant.JTA, 7/23/2018, 10:56 PM

Why are Gaza Arabs paying for a settlement synagogue?

PA Arabs, including Gaza residents, donating money for construction of new synagogue in memory of murdered Samaria man.David Rosenberg, 7/17/2018, 12:20 PM

Broke into the synagogue where he prayed and stole charity money

Police arrest 40-year-old resident of Bat Yam suspected of breaking into the synagogue where he prayed and emptying tzedakah boxes.Chaim Lev, 7/13/2018, 2:05 AM

Boston grants $500,000 for synagogue's preservation

City of Boston to pay half a million dollars for historic preservation of 'Vilna Shul'.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 6/26/2018, 7:44 AM

Sweden: Court sentences 3 men for synagogue arson

Swedish court sentences three Muslim men arrested for firebombing synagogue in 2017.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2018, 2:48 PM

Dutch Jews protest plan to turn synagogue into eatery

Dutch-Turkish developer dashes hopes 200-year-old synagogue ransacked by Nazis will be preserved as house of worship.JTA, 4/16/2018, 6:22 PM

Serbian, Hungarian leaders help dedicate restored synagogue

Historic Serbian synagogue rededicated in multinational effort.JTA, 3/27/2018, 8:11 PM

Syria accuses Israel of stealing artifacts from synagogue

Syrian government says Israel and 'terrorists' stole Jewish artifacts from 2,000-year-old synagogue destroyed during Syrian civil war.JTA, 3/25/2018, 8:17 PM

Ukraine to commemorate synagogue destroyed by Nazis in Lviv

Local authorities in Lviv, Ukraine, design monument commemorating synagogue demolished by Nazis.JTA, 3/21/2018, 2:37 PM

Pre-Holocaust synagogue restored as educational center

After the Holocaust decimated its Jewish community, one Hungarian resort town opens restored synagogue as educational center.JTA, 3/21/2018, 7:49 AM

Extremist booted from Bnei Brak synagoge for harassing soldier

Haredi worshipers eject extremist harassing haredi soldier during evening prayers at Bnei Brak synagogue.Michal Levi, 2/7/2018, 11:50 AM

Siberian synagogue returned to Jewish community

Siberian synagogue built by former child soldiers is returned to Jewish community.JTA, 2/1/2018, 8:44 AM

Synagogue hit by Harvey to demolish sanctuary

Houston synagogue flooded during Hurricane Harvey votes to demolish its damaged sanctuary.JTA, 2/1/2018, 8:44 AM

Synagogue attacked in Tunisia

Muslims throw firebombs at Jewish school, syangogue, during protests against Tunisian government.Ido Ben Porat, 1/10/2018, 12:26 PM

Druze firefighter risks his life to save Torah scroll

Druze firefigher Wiam Nevoani jumps into flames to save a Torah scroll from a burning Nahariya synagogue.Chana Roberts, 1/5/2018, 11:19 AM

Mufti blasts opening of new Old City synagogue

Existence of synagogue at Western Wall 'a blatant violation and genuine provocation of the feelings of the Palestinians', says Grand Mufti .Dalit Halevy, 12/21/2017, 6:54 PM

New synagogue inaugurated in Western Wall tunnels

Synagogue will be open to all wishing to study, pray, and connect to the Creator.Mordechai Sones, 12/18/2017, 10:37 PM

Lighting Hanukkah candles at ancient synagogue in Arab town

Har Hevron residents light Hanukkah candles in ancient Eshtemoa synagogue, located in an Arab town.Eliran Aharon, 12/18/2017, 2:11 PM

Synagogue, bookstore, meet about controversial book

New York bookstore, synagogue, discuss anti-Israel children's book 'P is for Palestine,' Book Culture regrets 'misunderstanding content.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2017, 10:52 PM

One of Brazil's oldest synagogues to be rededicated

Sao Paulo congregation rededicates centennial synagogue 100 years after it first opened.JTA, 12/7/2017, 2:37 PM

Vandals break into Virginia synagogue

Man, woman break in to and vandalize Orthodox synagogue in Virginia. 'Whoever did this garbage doesn't represent us,' say locals.JTA, 11/19/2017, 3:36 PM

Racist message spelled out in New Jersey synagogue skylights

Vandals rip out shingles from synagogue roof, write racist messages with them.JTA, 11/8/2017, 9:51 PM

The gold standard for synagogue self-defense

'Community Security Service' has trained over 4,000 volunteers to keep US synagogues, day schools and other Jewish institutions safe.JTA, 11/7/2017, 9:58 AM

Anti-Semitic posters in California portray Jews as rapists

Northern California synagogue vandalized with posters portraying Jews as rapists, using anti-Semitic slurs, and praising Hitler's 'warning'.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2017, 3:45 PM

Belarus town opens synagogue for first time in over a century

Marc Chagall’s Belarus hometown celebrates first synagogue opening in a century.JTA, 11/4/2017, 6:22 PM

ISIS operatives accused of planning attack on Indian synagogue

Indian authorities arrest 2 men sent by ISIS to attack synagogue in city of Ahemdabad.JTA, 10/26/2017, 8:16 PM