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179-year-old NYC Conservative synagogue to go condo

Newport Congregation Seeks Rehearing In Fight Over Touro Synagogue Ornaments

Exterior of Boston's historic Vilna Shul, which is now a city landmark and tourist destination

A tourist visits El Ghriba, the oldest synagogue in Africa, on the Island of

Looking west across Lex and 55th at Central Synagogue in New York ...

Temple Israel in Portsmouth, N.H., is the state's oldest Jewish house of worship.

The Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island.

Synagogues become nightclubs in Eastern Europe

A view of the KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue in Chicago, Oct. 20, 2013

Craig Taubman has opened the Pico Union Project in a historic synagogue building in downtown Los

Eldridge Street Synagogue, New York

Touro Synagogue, nestled in historic Newport, Rhode Island, is the oldest extant synagogue

Ribadavia synagogue

Templo Libertad Synagogue in Buenos Aires.

Ownership of the Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island is going to be decided in the Supreme

The members of the Ioannina Jewish community, foreign diplomats and local dignitaries take part in

Staff preparing the Ets Haim Jewish library in Amsterdam for a tour, May 17,

A view of the KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue in 2013. (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images). NEW YORK (JTA) ...

Rabbi David Senter outside Temple Israel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Uriel Heilman/


Illustrative: The president of the Egyptian Jewish Community, Magda Shehata Haroun, talks during

Congregration Mikveh Israel is one of the oldest syna

The Congregation B'nai Israel building in East Liberty. (File photo)

A view of Congregation Kolot Chayeinu in Brooklyn, New York. (Courtesy of Congregation Kolot Chayeinu)

Meyer Benzecrit, the president of the Jewish community of Carpentras, delivering a speech at

Riverdale Jewish Center's “operating account is completely depleted,” according to the synagogue.

Temple Emmanu-el, c1900 (photo credit: Courtesy of Congregation Emanu-El

This organization has trained 4,000 Jewish volunteers to keep synagogues safe

B'nai Abraham, the oldest synagogue in Texas, was trucked to Austin in 2015 from Brenham, 90 miles to the east, to get a second life in a city with a more ...

The synagogue in Edinets, Moldova where 90 Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, now

Tripoli's Corinthia Hotel appears behind the abandoned Dar Bishi synagogue in the Libyan capital on September

The entrance to the Ramban Synagogue in Katamon, Jerusalem.

This iconic San Francisco synagogue is no longer 'just' for LGBT Jews

A synagogue in Airmont, NY, a town that has seen its haredi population boom

After Hurricane Katrina, what was left of Beth Israel's centennial celebration sign (Adam Magnus

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz just took a job at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, a New York

In anticipation of the construction of a new synagogue in Nabagoye, Uganda, the women and children there were given the honor of transferring the Torahs ...

Wheelchair-accessible bimah platforms, like this one at Young Israel of Toco Hills, in Atlanta, are among the changes Orthodox synagogues are making to be ...

Beth Israel, a defunct Conservative synagogue in Mahanoy City, Pa. Courtesy Mahanoy City

Chabad emissaries won't step foot in Havana's Orthodox synagogue, Adath Israel. (

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, leader of Uganda's Jewish community, dismantling the old synagogue in Nabagoye

Chasidic couple overlooking Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. The Jewish population in

Second B'nai B'rith Synagogue, built in 1896.

A view outside of Frankel's Delicatessen on its opening day, April 2, 2016.

Brazilian synagogue damaged in arson attack

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein vowed to rebuild the night a four-alarm fire on July 11

Firefighters work to contain a fire at the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue in New York City

A Living Church of God congregation in San Diego celebrates the Feast of Tabernacles --

Congregants praying at the Kadoorie – Mekor Haim synagogue in Porto, Portugal, May 2014. JTA

An inside view of the Lazama Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the mellah of Marrakech

How these young Jews found spirituality outside the synagogue

During World War II, Miriam Dubi-Gazan registered falsely as the daughter of a

... New York. A view of the front of the Tenement Museum. (Wikimedia Commons via JTA)

Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster,

New Square, a village in Rockland County, New York, is home to the

Construction for the expanded Jewish studies center, which will house the new dining hall.

The USCJ's old logo, left, next to its new logo. (USCJ)

Protesters at a Jewish rally at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in New York City demonstrate against the government's border separation ...

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is seen on December 5, 2015. (

Old illuminated Haggadah (Presburg 1773). A Jewish text that sets forth the order

Maurycy Gottlieb - Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur.jpg

Jewish pedestrians walking in Manhattan's Times Square: New York has the biggest Jewish population in

A room beneath a former Ottoman prison, known as the Kishle, in Jerusalem's Old

The oldest synagogue in the Americas, Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, located in Recife.

A monument to the Gaon of Vilna stands near where the Great Synagogue once stood.

Players from the following teams, clockwise from top left: New York Mets, New

A Jewish wedding in a West End synagogue, London in 1969. (Nick Hale

The logo of the 2018 World Cup is seen in front of the Saint Basil's Cathedral

Finding the Goldbergs: A Catskills mystery unraveled

Could incorporating more pop melodies in the liturgy help to reverse the decline of young Jews interested in attending Synagogue? Illustrative photo of USY ...

Dancers performing at a celebration at the Ohr Natan congregation of Bukharian Jews in the Rego

Sidney Shachnow at The Pierre Hotel in New York City, Oct. 3, 2012

The population of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., located about 120 miles west of

... majority leader of the New York State Senate and a critical contact for the Trump family on several other projects in proceeding years.

Interior of the Historic Synagogue Justo Sierra 71 located in the Historic Center of Mexico City.

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... left, shown at her graduation from Yeshivat Maharat in 2013, and three other Orthodox women clergy to remain in their positions without their synagogues ...


Historical synagogue buildings in Spain are shown at left; ones being currently being used by Jews as houses of worship appear on the right.

Rabbi Steven Wernick is stepping down from his position as CEO of the United Synagogue of

Mount Scopus, seen from below, has been under Israeli control since 1948, even

Congregants carrying a Torah scroll into the Kadoorie – Mekor Haim synagogue in Porto, Portugal

A view of the Book Culture store on New York City's Upper West Side (Courtesy of Book Culture/via JTA)

An illustrative photo of the Malmö Synagogue in Sweden. (photo credit: CC BY

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With ties to the Conservative and Reform movements, the Congregacao Israelita Paulista — founded by

Betsy DeVos visits 2 Orthodox schools on New York City trip

Synagogues that upgrade to newer editions of prayer books often have to bury the old ones

The Ben Gamla Hebrew Charter School in Hollywood, Fla., seen here as a

A drawing of the “Snoga” Sephardi synagogue.


A view of the Ronald O. Perelman Emergency Center at NYU Langone hospital in 2014. JTA

New York City Subway Pushing Death Puts Spotlight On Commuter Safety

Illustrative image of ambulance from New York Presbyterian Hospital (Eyone/Wikimedia Commons via JTA

“We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust” features 18 comics that dealt with the Holocaust. (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books, JTA Collage). NEW YORK ...

Cordoba Spain Synagogue