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Sderot police dedicate 'Mount Meron' synagogue in memory of tragedy

The disaster at Mount Meron took the lives of 45 people and injured over 150 others who had come to the place believed to be the gravesite of the Jewish sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Tree of Life synagogue to be renovated by Daniel Libeskind

Libeskind, the son of Holocaust survivor parents, was selected unanimously by Tree of Life’s board of trustees. He is also the son of Holocaust survivors.

By TOBY TABACHNICK/JTA
05/05/2021

Army chaplain dedicates Torah at Fort Bliss after synagogue renovation

Scott Klein, a first lieutenant who helps lead the Jewish religious community on the base, said the Torah installation signified more than the renovation of the base synagogue.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
04/05/2021

NY police arrest suspect believed to have vandalized four synagogues

Investigators believe a single culprit was responsible for damaging the synagogues that are in close proximity.

A rabbi was suspended by the Reform movement, his synagogue now knows why

In 2000, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, or CCAR, suspended Zimmerman following what it vaguely described at the time as “personal relationships” that violated ethical codes.

By JTA STAFF
29/04/2021

1st ever woman spiritual leader of Orthodox synagogue appointed in Israel

Until now, Orthodox synagogues in Israel have only appointed women to serve in positions of spiritual leadership alongside male rabbis, never by themselves.

Bronx synagogue vandal strikes again at Riverdale Jewish Center

According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, police have a solid lead, writing on Twitter that the NYPD will take "swift action" against this "vile act of antisemitism."

A MAN plays with a soccer ball in a field at Central Park on spring equinox, in the Manhattan boroug

Windows broken at four synagogues in Bronx Jewish neighborhood

According to security footage reviewed by the Community Security Service, a volunteer synagogue security group, the suspect also vandalized two of the synagogues earlier in the week.

By BEN SALES/JTA , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/04/2021

Rare ‘fortress synagogue’ to return to Jewish ownership in Lutsk, Ukraine

The former synagogue is in poor condition, requiring millions of dollars to be renovated.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/04/2021

Orthodox Union to launch grant program to return to synagogue life

The grants will be awarded to congregations who create innovative programs or services to encourage a return to congregants.

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