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Explore Germany’s Erfurt Old Synagogue – Forward

| July 6, 2017

Erfurt is a jewel-box of a city. Nestled along the banks of the Gera River in the heart of Germany, Erfurt boasts a beautifully preserved medieval center, replete with the storybook spires of a fortress and cathedrals

Exclusive: Office building proposed on former synagogue in Kendall – South Florida Business Journal

| July 6, 2017

South Florida Business Journal Exclusive: Office building proposed on former synagogue in Kendall South Florida Business Journal Galloway Road Partners, owned by Juan C. Mas and Albert J. Perez, filed a pre-application with county officials June 20.

‘This is an endemic problem’: United Synagogue presidential … – Jewish Chronicle

| July 6, 2017

The two candidates standing to become the next president of the United Synagogue say this weeks report on declining membership is a major cause for concern for central Orthodoxy. Michael Goldstein, who oversaw a growth of membership as president of Mill Hill Synagogue, said: It is worrying in terms of attrition. But I would like to understand how that compares to the total Jewish population.

Islamist who planned to attack French synagogue jailed – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 5, 2017

(JTA) A Muslim man who said he was planning to attack the main synagogue of Marseille was sentenced to two years in prison. A Marseille court sentenced Mohamed Chebab, 33, on Tuesday, a little over a year after he was arrested for praising the Islamic State terrorist group, lExpress news site reported.

UK synagogue membership at lowest since ’90 – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 5, 2017

(JTA) The United Kingdom has the largest number of synagogues in its history, but membership in those institutions is at its lowest in decades, according to a newly published report. In its report titled Synagogue membership in the United Kingdom in 2016, the Institute for Jewish Policy Research counted 454 Jewish houses of worship with a combined membership of fewer than 80,000 households

Last South Philadelphia Conservative Synagogue Continues to Survive – Jewish Exponent

| July 5, 2017

The doors to YPC Shari-Eli with its name outlined in sculptures | Marissa Stern YPC Shari-Eli may not have held a large event since service leader Joe Costins 1999 Bar Mitzvah, but you can still trust that every Saturday, its doors will be open for Shabbat services at 8:30 a.m. The synagogue has been around since 1952, though its predecessor was around long before then, maybe as far back as 1928.

The Secret Shul-Goer No 2: West London Synagogue – The Jewish … – Jewish Chronicle (blog)

| July 5, 2017

Jewish Chronicle (blog) The Secret Shul-Goer No 2: West London Synagogue - The Jewish ... Jewish Chronicle (blog) I almost never made it to West London Synagogue

Delhi’s synagogue, home to the city’s 10 remaining Jewish families – WION

| July 4, 2017

As Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian Prime Minister tovisit Israel, there is already a strong cultural relationship between the two countries, and something in Delhi itself that is at the very foundation of thecommunity ofIndian-origin Jews in Israel. Barely four kilometres from the Prime Ministers official residence in New Delhi, is the symbol of Jewish existence in India-- the Judah Hyam Synagogue

Synagogue membership ‘falls by 20 per cent since 1990’, report reveals – Jewish Chronicle

| July 4, 2017

Synagogue membership 'falls by 20 per cent since 1990', report reveals Jewish Chronicle While the Orthodox middle continues to be squeezed, Charedi communities have more than tripled their share of the synagogue market from four per cent in 1990 to 13 per cent in 2016.

Dura-Europos synagogue – Wikipedia

| July 2, 2017

The Dura-Europos synagogue (or "Dura Europas", "Dura Europos" etc.) is an ancient synagogue uncovered at Dura-Europos, Syria, in 1932. The last phase of construction was dated by an Aramaic inscription to 244 CE, making it one of the oldest synagogues in the world. It is unique among the many ancient synagogues that have emerged from archaeological digs as the structure was preserved virtually intact, and it had extensive figurative wall-paintings, which came as a considerable surprise to scholars.


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