Suspected serial synagogue arsonist indicted

Rosh Ha'ayin resident suspected of setting ark in Beilinson Hospital synagogue on fire, in addition to 2 other cases of synagogue arson.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2019, 12:09 PM

Moldovan Jews reopen synagogue seized by Soviets

Moldova’s dwindling Jewish community reopens synagogue in ceremony attended by 300 people.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/27/2019, 8:08 AM

19th-century Romanian synagogue turned into a restaraunt

Former Great Synagogue of Săveni now serves meat, traditional Romanian foods after being sold off.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 8/20/2019, 5:10 PM

Ukraine President to push for allowing synagogue construction

Jewish leaders meet Ukrainian President Zelensky, thank him for 'fighting corruption and helping the Jewish community.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2019, 9:57 AM

No bidders for Belarus synagogue auctioned off as warehouse

Unique former synagogue in Belarus selling as warehouse for $6,000.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/16/2019, 11:00 AM

Lithuania synagogue shut over threats amid collaborators debate

Shutdowns lack precedent in Lithuania since independence from Russia in 1990.Cnaan Liphshiz - JTA, 8/6/2019, 10:44 PM

Report: BB gun fired at Los Angeles yeshiva

Suspect fires BB gun near synagogue, police investigate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2019, 1:59 PM

Israeli court bars hasidim from using bomb shelter as synagogue

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Gur hasidim to allow synagogue to remain in bomb shelter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2019, 10:46 AM

Who set fire to the Great Synagogue in Petah Tikva?

A fire broke out in the Great Synagogue in Petah Tikva. There were no injuries, but the Holy Ark and Torah scrolls were damaged.Michal Levy, 8/4/2019, 6:40 AM

'It's a hate crime'

Vandals toss white paint onto California synagogue, rabbi promises to up security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2019, 5:08 PM

Members of a southern synagogue want to preserve it as a museum

Selma’s only synagogue has 4 members and is fighting for its life.Ben Sales, JTA, 7/6/2019, 9:35 PM

Ukraine synagogue gets first post-Holocaust Torah scroll

Ukraine synagogue where Menachem Begin got married gets its first Torah scroll since World War II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2019, 5:18 PM

Synagogues now conducting active shooter drills during services

US synagogues adapt new security measures following several mass shootings at synagogues.Ben Sales/JTA, 7/1/2019, 9:41 PM

Rabbi: 'I don't want people to have guns, but it's a necessity'

Boston's Rabbi Dan Rodkin suggests congregants bring guns to synagogue for protection.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 6/25/2019, 8:39 AM

After 15 years, Paris suburb gets its own synagogue

Paris suburb opens Jewish community center to cater to new arrivals.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/15/2019, 11:33 PM

Belgium: Man armed with knives tries to enter synagogue

Man 'with Iraqi roots' pretending to be Jewish tries to enter synagogue with knives, amid string of incidents in Antwerp over Shavuot.Tal Polon, 6/11/2019, 11:34 AM

Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue

Thief throws old Torah scroll on the floor, makes off with new ones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2019, 10:07 AM

Kiev synagogue evacuated following bomb threat

Jewish community in Ukranian capital receives message Brodsky synagogue would be destroyed within 24 hours.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 5/27/2019, 5:11 PM

Burglars break into Lod synagogue

Police inform worshipers that investigation was closed. In response to Arutz Sheva's inquiry they make clear that investigation is ongoing.Nitsan Keidar, 5/27/2019, 3:07 AM

Pilgrims flock to Africa's oldest synagogue for Lag Ba'omer

Hundreds of pilgrims converge on synagogue on Mediterranean island of Djerba, home to one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world.AFP, 5/22/2019, 6:06 PM

Ancient murals discovered inside former synagogue in Sweden

Renovations at ancient former Stockholm synagogue leads to discovery of exquisite 19th century murals hidden under several coats of paint.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 4/21/2019, 9:09 AM

Anti-Semitic attack on Buenos Aires synagogue

Man attacks worshipers at Argentina synagogue during Shabbat services with sharp object, throws stones at congregants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2019, 10:40 AM

Meron: Ancient synagogue vandalized

Vandals spray-paint red warnings on wall of 2,000-year-old synagogue near tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2019, 1:00 PM

New York synagogues prepare for attack

After increase in anti-Semitic incidents, Shaarei Tova Synagogue in Queens trains with Krav Maga instructor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2019, 12:38 AM

Scammers steal $437k from Hungarian synagogue project.

Government money intended for Hungarian Jews’ synagogue renovation project disappears, police investigate.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/22/2019, 1:51 PM

Man shot by air rifle outside Paris-area synagogue

2 teens arrested for firing air rifle at synagogue from nearby balcony. Jewish community says attack not anti-Semitic.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 2/19/2019, 7:48 PM

The eternal light

There are two forms of eternity in human affairs and history.Rabbi Berel Wein, 2/17/2019, 7:53 AM

Three Arabs arrested in connection with synagogue vandalism

Police believe desecration of Torah scrolls at Jerusalem synagogue is criminally related, not nationalistic act.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2019, 3:19 AM

Graffiti sprayed, books burned at Netanya synagogue

Police summoned after reports of graffiti sprayed on synagogue walls in central Israeli city. A number of holy books also burned.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2019, 9:11 AM

A new neighborhood deserves a new synagogue

Over 8 million NIS invested into a magnificent new synagogue in Ramat Givat ZeevChish Nofei Israel, 1/23/2019, 12:46 PM

Synagogue attacked in Bulgarian capital

Vandal throws stones, breaks windows of Sofia Central Synagogue on Shabbat, days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Gary Willig, 1/20/2019, 4:30 PM

ArtScroll's dominance coming to an end?

After having revolutionized the user-friendly English prayer book, ArtScroll now faces stiff competition.Ben Sales, JTA, 1/16/2019, 11:52 AM

DC’s oldest synagogue moved for the third time in 50 years

Adas Israel building, inaugurated by inaugurated by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1876, relocated again.Ron Kampeas/JTA, 1/10/2019, 6:52 PM

Watch: Truck moves historic Washington DC synagogue

Adas Israel, city's oldest synagogue, moved by truck one block down, where it will be part of the Capital Jewish Museum to open in 2021.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2019, 10:41 AM

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