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Long Island synagogue inspired by NY Mets, gets cardboard cutouts of congregation for Rosh Hashanah – WPIX 11 New York

| September 19, 2020

MANHASSET, N.Y. A Long Island synagogue congregation that didnt want its cantor to feel lonely during the celebration of the Jewish New Year took a page from the New York Mets, ordering cutouts to be placed in the seats before Fridays services

At The Hebrew SeniorLife Synagogue, The Sacred Is Found In Song – WBUR

| September 19, 2020

Editor's Note: Before the pandemic shuttered many houses of worship, WBUR, in partnership with Brandeis Universityand Walking Cinema, embarked on a project to explore non-traditional religious spaces throughout Greater Boston. The audio-visual project, called "Hidden Sacred Spaces" and underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities, takes listeners and viewers inside these little-known places of worship to reveal their significance and histories

Trinidad’s Temple Aaron seemed destined to die. But the 131-year-old Jewish synagogue’s fate was never sealed. – The Colorado Sun

| September 19, 2020

The Jewish people believe it is decided who will be inscribed in the book of life on Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that begins Friday night.

Health Commissioner: ‘Very concerning’ online pix show hundreds gathered without masks in crowded Kiryas Joel synagogue – Times Herald-Record

| September 19, 2020

Chris McKenna|Times Herald-Record KIRYAS JOEL - The images published online on Sunday showed a religious mass gathering with no coronavirus precautions: hundreds of men and boys crowded together in prayer in Kiryas Joel's main synagogue, with no signs that any were wearing masks. The photos, posted on an Israeli website and tweeted by a Satmar Hasidic Twitter account,were taken inside Congregation Yetev Lev on the first day of selichot, penitential prayers said during the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year that begins this Friday. "Plainly, this is very concerning," Dr.

Synagogue in Scotland nearly a century old named protected property – The Jerusalem Post

| September 19, 2020

A historic synagogue in Scotland that closed six years ago due to a dwindling Jewish community and has been eyed by developers has been listed as a protected building.Langside Synagogue in Glasgow was built in 1927 and is one of only two Eastern European-style synagogues in the United Kingdom, the BBC reported.There has been discussion recently about reopening the building to serve a new Jewish community growing in the area, according to the report.More than 840 groups and individuals supported the proposal to protect the building.As a protected building, developers would be required to take into account the buildings special architectural or historic interest.The interior of the building includes decorative details, woodcarving and wall painting in a folk-art style that was similar to synagogues in Poland, Ukraine and Romania, the BBC reported, citing the South Glasgow Heritage Environment Trust.In December, a Jewish collective based in Scotland in the north of the United Kingdom that represents multiple Liberal denominations and has many queer members petitioned the private owners of the synagogue building to reopen it to worship. An open letter to the synagogue owners asking for it to be reopened had more than 800 signatures cnxps.cmd.push(function () { cnxps({ playerId: '36af7c51-0caf-4741-9824-2c941fc6c17b' }).render('4c4d856e0e6f4e3d808bbc1715e132f6'); });

Car Nidre: These synagogues are taking High Holidays to the parking lot – Forward

| September 19, 2020

Parking lots get a bad rap. Theres even a Joni Mitchell song about how awful they are: Dont it always seem to go/ That you dont know what youve got/ Til its gone/They paved paradise/And put up a parking lot.

The metamorphosis of the sun god in ancient synagogues in Israel – Haaretz.com

| September 19, 2020

At least seven synagogues in Israel built 1,500 to 1,700 years ago feature mosaics of the zodiac, of all things.

Parkland Synagogues Prepare for A Virtual New Year – Parkland Talk – Parkland Talk

| September 19, 2020

Debbie Frimet blows the shofar at Temple Beth Chai By Jill Fox The apples and honey are there, but something will be missing during this Jewish New Yearthe congregation. Parkland temples have been busily preparing for something very different, as COVID-19 continues to keep worshipers away

All you have to do for a permit to move freely during Israel’s lockdown as a prayer leader is ask – Haaretz.com

| September 19, 2020

It happened at 1:30 A.M. A new email landed in my inbox, with the subject: Hello Joshua Breiner, attached is a travel permit for a shofar blower [prayer leader]. I havent managed to fall asleep since.

Oakland synagogue celebrates new year with long-awaited eruv J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 15, 2020

When is a door not a door? Well, if youre a member of Beth Jacob Congregation in Oakland and are tasked with helping to make a community eruv, or boundary used on Shabbat, you have to get creative


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