High Holiday Services Are Boring. Here’s How We Can Fix Them.

Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.

An Atheist’s Synagogue Search

In a congregation that didn’t focus on God, I discovered the value of reciting prayers I don’t believe

Parents, Mind Your Manners

It’s hard to teach kids etiquette when adults behave badly. So put down your smartphone and pay attention.

Make Some Noise in Synagogue

Prayer shouldn’t be a spectator sport. So why do so many shuls insist that congregants sit in silence?

A Motley Minyan

They’re frustrating, and sometimes broken, but the men in my shul make services divine

Toyota Crashes Into Synagogue

Queens man blames brakes; yeah, that must be it

Memory Blocks

A deteriorating New Haven synagogue inspired an art exhibit

Sundown: Shop ’n’ Pray

Perennial prize-winners, fear of Christ, and Gibson’s luck

Hope for High Holiday Slackers

A new website locates free services

Today’s Sorry

He knows he shouldn’t make jokes about shul

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