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How this 650-year-old French synagogue withstood centuries of anti … – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 13, 2017

Women from the Jewish community of Carpentras chatting while preparing for Shabbat at the towns synagogue, July 7, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz ) CARPENTRAS, France (JTA) The synagogue in this Provence town is Europes oldest functioning Jewish house of worship and one of theprettiest on the continent.

Exuberant ‘Women’s Balcony’ shows a Jerusalem synagogue’s … – Salt Lake Tribune

| July 13, 2017

The men gather for prayers, but are short the 10 needed to complete a minyan, or quorum. They ask passing strangers to join them, and one young man not only says yes, but brings along students from his yeshiva.

Synagogue Holds Open House – CapeNews.net

| July 13, 2017

The membership committee of Cape Cod Synagogue invites Jewish individuals and families to attend an open house on Sunday, July 23, beginning at 3 PM.The synagogue is at 145 Winter Street in Hyannis. Come explore the synagogues building and grounds from the Jerusalem stone in the synagogues sanctuary to its social hall and full service kitchen to the religious school wing. During the open house, the membership committee will be able to answer questions and talk about multiple membership possibilities; the congregations numerous programs and groups and committees; the calendar of yearlong activities; religious programming and services; and the religious and Hebrew school

Landmarks approves partial demolition of LES synagogue … – The Architect’s Newspaper

| July 13, 2017

Update 7/12/17: The article was updated to clarify the resolution the commissionersvoted on yesterday afternoon. On TuesdaytheLandmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) debated how topreserve a Manhattansynagogue guttedby fire earlier this year. Instead of approvingthe owners request to demolish the building entirely, the commission agreed that important parts of the structure should be salvaged, where possible.

City Approves Partial Demolition of Historic Synagogue on Lower East Side – DNAinfo

| July 12, 2017

The Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue was largely destroyed in a massive fire.

Egypt Allocates $2.2 Million to Restore Historic Alexandria Synagogue – Algemeiner

| July 12, 2017

Email a copy of "Egypt Allocates $2.2 Million to Restore Historic Alexandria Synagogue" to a friend The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt. Photo: Wikimedia Commons JNS.org The Egyptian government has reportedly approved a budget of $2.2 million for the restoration of the centuries-old Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria. The Project Sector of Egypts Ministry of Antiquities last week sanctioned the funding for the restoration and development of the historic synagogue, which was recently closed for several months after its ceiling collapsed, the Egypt Independent reported

Head of US Conservative synagogue network warns of ‘distancing’ between Israeli, Diaspora Jews – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 12, 2017

JERUSALEM (JTA) Israeli and Diaspora Jewry are in a very precarious place, the head of the Conservative movements synagogue organization in the United States, Rabbi Steven Wernick, warned members of Israels Knesset. Wernick, CEO of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, spoke Tuesday in front of the Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, which was meeting in a special session devoted to Israels image abroad

179-year-old NYC Conservative synagogue to go condo – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 12, 2017

Congregation Shaare Zedek in New York City (Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons) (JTA) A historic 179-year-old Conservative synagogue in New Yorks Upper West Side is moving forward with plans to house a 14-story apartment building. The proposed project for the Shaare Zedek synagogue includes 20 condominiums, with a community center for the synagogue in the buildings first three floors, The Real Deal, a website focusing on New York real estate news, reported last week.

Synagogue Ravaged By Fire Is Beyond Repair, Architects Say – Patch – Patch.com

| July 12, 2017

Patch.com Synagogue Ravaged By Fire Is Beyond Repair, Architects Say - Patch Patch.com Lower East Side-Chinatown, NY - The Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue, largely destroyed by a fire in May, is beyond repair, according to an architectural ... and more »

Egypt allocates $22 million to restore historic Alexandria synagogue … – Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

| July 11, 2017

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt. Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 10:39 am Egypt allocates $22 million to restore historic Alexandria synagogue JNS.org Jewish News | he Egyptian government has reportedly approved a budget of $22 million for the restoration of the centuries-old Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria


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