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Synagogue (sihn-uh-gahg) — Jewish house of prayer
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Lulav: Where To Bless
Lulav: Where To Bless: Sukka or Synagogue
Say blessings on the lulav and etrog in the sukka or in synagogue...
Lulav: Hold, Bless, Shake
Lulav: Hallel at Home or in Synagogue
Ideally, take your lulav and etrog to synagogue and say hallel...
Year of Mourning: Synagogue Seat
Synagogue Seat When Mourning for Parent
Change your normal seat in synagogue during the year of mourning for a...
Chanuka: Synagogue Menora
Chanuka: Synagogue Menora: How Long To Burn
The Chanuka candles in synagogue do not need to burn for 30 minutes...
Chanuka: Synagogue Menora
Chanuka: Synagogue Menora: SheHecheyanu in Synagogue
If you light the Chanuka menora in the synagogue on the first...
Chanuka: Synagogue Menora
Chanuka: Synagogue Menora: Where
A Chanuka menora in a synagogue...
Shiv'a: Shabbat and Public Mourning
Shiv'a: Entering Synagogue Friday Night
A mourner enters the synagogue on Friday evening before Mizmor shir...
SIDDUR GUIDE: How To Pray in Synagogue
Introduction to How To Pray in Synagogue
The synagogue ( shul ) prayer service may confuse the unfamiliar....
With Whom To Pray: Minyan Etiquette: Priority
Priority of Synagogue Members
In leading the prayers, members of a synagogue have priority over ANY...
Where To Pray: Synagogue Etiquette: Hugging/Kissing
Don't Hug or Kiss People in Synagogue
Don’t hug or kiss people in synagogue. Reason We are...
Where To Pray: Synagogue Etiquette: Eating or Sleeping
Eating or Sleeping in Synagogue
You may not eat or sleep in a synagogue that is only used for prayer....
Where To Pray: Synagogue Etiquette: Children
Bringing Children to Synagogue
Do not bring children to minyan until they are able to say the prayers...
Derogatory Speech (Lashon HaRa)
Introduction to Lashon HaRa
Lashon ha’ra is saying (or communicating in any way--even...
Attire: Men: When To Cover Head
Attire: Man's Head Covering Indoors
It is customary for men to wear a head covering always, even...
Introduction to Morning Prayers/Shacharit (Weekday): Order of Prayers
Introduction to Morning Prayers/Shacharit (Weekday): Order of Prayers
Here is a typical order of waking/morning prayers for weekdays (many...
When Shabbat Starts: General
When Shabbat Starts: General
There are many approaches as to when to start Shabbat : Men...
Pronunciation
Hodo
When returning the Torah to the ark in the synagogue , the word is...
Charity/Tzedaka: How To Divide
How To Divide Charity Donation
A good split of the total amount to give to charity is: 1/3...
When To Pray: Shacharit: Blessings of Daybreak (Birchot HaShachar)
Where To Say Blessings of Daybreak (Birchot HaShachar)
You may say birchot ha’shachar at home, in the synagogue, or...
Year of Mourning: SheHecheyanu
SheHecheyanu
A mourner ( avel ) is permitted to say she’hecheyanu for himself...
Havdala: Who Should Make/Hear
Who May Make Havdala
Any Jew, male (13 years old or more) or female (12 years old or more),...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: How To Say
See the Tachanun Section in How To Pray in Synagogue .
Shiv'a: Shabbat and Public Mourning
Women and Public Consolation after Kabbalat Shabbat
It is not the custom for women to get public consolation ( nichum...
Alenu
Who Should Say Alenu
Any Jew who happens to be in a synagogue should say alenu with the...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing between Bar'chu and Amida
Situation You began shacharit on your way to synagogue and are...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing over Public Talit
You may say the blessing on a public talit gadol available at the...
Attire: Women's/Men's (Begged Ish)
Attire: Woman Wearing Talit for Warmth
          A woman should...
REMEMBERING AMALEIK
Remembering Amaleik
All Jews, both men and women, must fulfill the commandment to remember...
Introduction to Prayers
Introduction to Prayers
Prayer brings us closer to God.  When we ask for things from God,...
Jewish Festivals: Candles: When To Light
Jewish Festivals: Candles: Earliest Time To Light
You may not light  Jewish festival (or Shabbat)...
Jewish Festivals: Ending: Havdala: Who Must Say/Hear
Men and Women Must Say/Hear Havdala
The following must each hear or say havdala for themselves:...
Jewish Festival Day: Yizkor
Jewish Festival Day: When To Say Yizkor
Yizkor is not required to be said at all, but it is the custom in...
Amida: Reader's Repetition: Priestly Blessing (Birkat Cohanim)
Birkat Cohanim: Seeing Each Other
A cohen /priest does not need to see the congregants and they do not...
Torah Reading: Aliya Donation
Donation after Aliya
If you receive an aliya to the Torah on Shabbat and Jewish...
Sheimot: How To Dispose of
Sheimot: Disposal
These holy writings ( tashmishei kedusha ) may not be thrown directly...
Where To Pray: Set Place
Set Place (Makom Kavu'a): Enhancement of Prayers
It is an enhancement of your prayers to set aside a regular place for...
Lecha Dodi
Directions for Lecha Dodi
When saying Lecha Dodi : Face your normal direction for...

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