World Synagogue Organization: 'Better to pray outside during High Holidays'

World Synagogue Organization: 'Better to pray outside during High Holidays'

'Infection rates are at their highest, spending lengthy amounts of time in synagogues may present a risk,' organization says.Hezki Baruch, 9/14/2020, 11:51 AM
Halle Jewish community moves services from synagogue to larger venue

Halle Jewish community moves services from synagogue to larger venue

Nearly a year after attempted Yom Kippur attack, pandemic forces Halle Jews out of synagogue for High Holidays.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/14/2020, 8:50 AM
New plan allowing holiday prayers to take place in synagogues approved

New plan allowing holiday prayers to take place in synagogues approved

Coronavirus Cabinet approves plan for prayers during High Holidays, allowing synagogues to open with 'capsules.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2020, 10:17 AM
Will the coronavirus guidelines for synagogues be changed?

Will the coronavirus guidelines for synagogues be changed?

Details of plan for operating synagogues, 'traffic light' plan, to be ironed out at special meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2020, 9:55 AM
Pennsylvania synagogue vandalized with swastika graffiti

Pennsylvania synagogue vandalized with swastika graffiti

Police in Harrisburg are investigating vandalism with swastikas on the Kesher Israel Synagogue in Harrisburg. Subscribe to WArutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2020, 10:54 AM
Beirut's only synagogue still standing after blast

Beirut's only synagogue still standing after blast

Beirut synagogue appears to suffer only minor damage from deadly blast.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/8/2020, 8:52 PM
Uzbekistan: Demolition of community synagogue prevented

Uzbekistan: Demolition of community synagogue prevented

Construction firm withdraws lawsuit to evict synagogue in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/8/2020, 8:37 PM
Rabbi David Lau: Find a solution to allow prayer in synagogues

Rabbi David Lau: Find a solution to allow prayer in synagogues

Chief Rabbi Lau participates in Zoom meeting focused on coronavirus restrictions in synagogues, emphasizes most comply with guidelines.Ben Shaul, 8/5/2020, 12:29 PM
Uzbekistan Jews fight to save 124-year-old synagogue from demolition

Uzbekistan Jews fight to save 124-year-old synagogue from demolition

Jews in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, fight to save synagogue from being demolished in favor of luxury apartment complex.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/2/2020, 12:17 AM
More worshipers allowed in synagogues as Tisha B'Av approaches

More worshipers allowed in synagogues as Tisha B'Av approaches

Haredi party heads meet with Health Minister to discuss operating yeshivot in coming year, opposition to restricting synagogues.Mordechai Sones, 7/27/2020, 8:56 PM
Litzman: Conditions for synagogues should be the same as for hotel dining rooms

Litzman: Conditions for synagogues should be the same as for hotel dining rooms

Housing and Construction Minister demands that conditions for opening synagogues should be the same as the plan for dining rooms in hotels.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/24/2020, 9:07 PM
Turning synagogues into mausoleums makes no sense

Turning synagogues into mausoleums makes no sense

Is the policy for shuls a good one? Is taking up a bazooka to kill a cockroach a good plan? In public health you must use common senseSteve Apfel, 7/20/2020, 8:02 PM
Health Ministry, NSC call for total closure of synagogues, gyms

Health Ministry, NSC call for total closure of synagogues, gyms

Government to hold emergency meeting to deliberate on calls for total closure of synagogues and gyms, limits on beaches, parks.David Rosenberg, 7/6/2020, 10:43 AM
The new head of a synagogue security agency wants to start training Jews in college

The new head of a synagogue security agency wants to start training Jews in college

'The golden age is over, it's time to protect ourselves,' security organization head Evan Bernstein says.Ben Sales, JTA, 6/22/2020, 9:11 AM
Ontario will allow synagogues to reopen

Ontario will allow synagogues to reopen

Municipalities in Toronto, Ontario, to allow places of worship to reopen at 30% capacity.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/10/2020, 8:49 AM
Religious services to resume in New York state

Religious services to resume in New York state

Governor Cuomo says religious services may resume on Thursday if limited to 10 or fewer participants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2020, 3:11 AM
Guidelines for reopening of synagogues

Guidelines for reopening of synagogues

Worshippers should bring prayer books from home, all synagogues must have hand sanitizers at entrances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2020, 4:05 PM
Synagogues to reopen with 50 worshipers at a time

Synagogues to reopen with 50 worshipers at a time

Prime Minister Netanyahu approves outline for the opening of synagogues. Worshipers must wear a mask and keep a distance of two meters.Ido Ben Porat, 5/19/2020, 11:04 PM
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: 'Our sins caused us to be chased from our synagogues'

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: 'Our sins caused us to be chased from our synagogues'

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, prominent haredi rabbi, explains why he thinks synagogues and study halls shut, calls for stricter standards.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2020, 1:12 PM
American Orthodox rabbis increasingly split over safety of communal prayer

American Orthodox rabbis increasingly split over safety of communal prayer

Coronavirus lockdowns have split Orthodox Jewish leaders in the US over whether to operate synagogues and public prayer groups.Shira Hanu, JTA, 5/17/2020, 7:51 PM
Dr. Anthony Fauci: Synagogues could reopen for High Holy Days

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Synagogues could reopen for High Holy Days

Dir. of National Inst. of Infectious Diseases says US synagogues may be able to be open in the fall, but only if certain conditions are met.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2020, 6:17 AM
Atlanta synagogue walks back reopening announcement

Atlanta synagogue walks back reopening announcement

Synagogue says it will remain closed, hours after announcing planned reopening. 'Chabad in Georgia taking extra precautionary measures.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/2/2020, 8:24 PM
Argentina rabbis shutter synagogues to prevent coronavirus spread

Argentina rabbis shutter synagogues to prevent coronavirus spread

Synagogues in Argentina completely close due to nationwide coronavirus lockdown.JTA Staff, 3/23/2020, 7:51 AM
City of Bat Yam closes synagogues

City of Bat Yam closes synagogues

This is the first time that a major city has made a sweeping decision to close synagogues for a lengthy time period.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2020, 4:08 AM
Chicago Jews train to defend synagogues responsibly

Chicago Jews train to defend synagogues responsibly

CCL Shul Members aims to train Jewish carry license holders to bear arms responsibly, praying they will not be needed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2020, 9:28 AM
Secure Community Network report: Armed police officers better than armed congregants

Secure Community Network report: Armed police officers better than armed congregants

Synagogues should not arm ordinary congregants, Jewish security agency says.Ben Sales, JTA, 1/17/2020, 8:17 AM
Alexandria's restored synagogue heralds new chapter for Egypt's Jews

Alexandria's restored synagogue heralds new chapter for Egypt's Jews

Egypt completes restoration of ancient Alexandria synagogue, allowing it to reopen.AFP, 1/11/2020, 10:51 PM
Bar-Ilan U Jewish Art Dept features exhibit on Indian synagogues

Bar-Ilan U Jewish Art Dept features exhibit on Indian synagogues

India's standing synagogues date from the 16th century to modern times, and were established by 5 distinct Indian Jewish communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2019, 10:50 AM
Site playing synagogue matchmaker tops 1,100 synagogues

Site playing synagogue matchmaker tops 1,100 synagogues

Over 1,100 synagogues offer young Jewish people free High Holidays seats.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/24/2019, 2:29 PM
US group launches 'Synagogue Security Initiative'

US group launches 'Synagogue Security Initiative'

Americans Against Antisemitism offers free security training for US synagogues ahead of the High Holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2019, 8:11 PM
Visitors to be allowed access to Jewish hospitals, synagogues

Visitors to be allowed access to Jewish hospitals, synagogues

Dozens of synagogues usually closed for security reasons to open to public on 20th European Days of Jewish Culture.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/23/2019, 5:59 PM
Century-old synagogue to be turned into college student housing

Century-old synagogue to be turned into college student housing

108-year-old synagogue is becoming apartments for Syracuse University studentsBen Sales, JTA, 7/30/2019, 9:21 AM
'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Globally significant' discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust.AFP, 7/19/2019, 1:51 PM
Be'er Sheva: Suspects charged for stealing from synagogues

Be'er Sheva: Suspects charged for stealing from synagogues

Indictments filed against two suspects charged with stealing from synagogues, private home.Ben Shaul, 7/15/2019, 12:47 PM
Senators seek additional funds to synagogues for security

Senators seek additional funds to synagogues for security

Two senators introduce bipartisan legislation to give funds to synagogues to help provide additional security against potential attacks.Ben Ariel, 5/20/2019, 3:03 AM
Spending bill includes funds for synagogue security

Spending bill includes funds for synagogue security

New bill signed by President Trump provides federal funding for nonprofits to improve security.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/19/2019, 7:38 AM
Jewish groups offer aid to victims of Boston-area gas explosions

Jewish groups offer aid to victims of Boston-area gas explosions

Groups offer help to synagogues affected by Boston-area gas explosions.JTA, 9/15/2018, 7:58 PM
White powder sent to Connecticut synagogue

White powder sent to Connecticut synagogue

FBI takes over investigation after unknown person sends letter with white powder to Middletown synagogue. Mayor: No danger to community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2018, 2:39 PM
New Samaria synagogue is a 'dream come true' for Dutch Jews

New Samaria synagogue is a 'dream come true' for Dutch Jews

Replica of Dutch synagogue destroyed in WWII opens near Jerusalem.JTA, 6/13/2018, 2:42 PM
'They'd never do this to a church or mosque'

'They'd never do this to a church or mosque'

Synagogues belonging to communities destroyed in the Holocaust are now being used as entertainment venues.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2018, 10:44 PM
What are Europe's synagogues currently being used as?

What are Europe's synagogues currently being used as?

New map shows locations of thousands of synagogues - as well as the current, and surprising, use of those buildings.Guy Cohen, 3/16/2018, 1:23 PM
Charity boxes stolen from synagogues in southern Israel

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

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?

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'

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

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