(RNS) — Long a source of revenue for synagogues and a tool to manage the rush of holiday-time visitors, the ticket system is a victim of the times.
BOSTON (RNS) — At a time of year when people who rarely attend show up, or when people show up for the first time, balancing friendliness and safety becomes especially tricky.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — Many retired but architecturally significant houses of worship are surviving by converting to new uses that benefit their neighborhoods or cities in ways their original congregants might approve but never imagined.
(RNS) — A synagogue on Long Island is now in ruins. It wasn't the antisemites. It was something even sadder.
(RNS) — The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington is hoping its modest interest-free loans will help tide over some Jewish families, at least for a while.
(RNS) — At a time when decommissioned houses of worship are converted into nightclubs, restaurants, or condominiums, a different kind of transformation is preserving churches and synagogues as sacred spaces.
It is amazing what $72 million could do for American Jews. Just ask me.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Trump tweeted last year that Texas churches should be 'entitled to reimbursement from FEMA' for aiding Hurricane Harvey victims. State officials followed up and asked him to change the policy.
Synagogues need money. Israel -- yes, Israel -- can help.
(RNS) Architecture students, reflecting on millennial spirituality, come up with new conceptions for a house of worship.
NEW YORK (Reuters) Twenty-seven Jewish community centers in 17 states received false threats, the second wave of hoax attacks to target U.S. Jewish facilities this month.
(RNS) “Indie synagogues," known for their exuberant prayer, willingness to experiment and welcoming attitudes, share another similarity: Women lead most of them.
RIGA, Latvia (Reuters) There were 210 synagogues in Latvia before World War II; today, there are only two synagogues operating.
PARIS (RNS) French authorities warn that extremist groups are trying to capitalize on public anger over Gaza, at a time of growing alarm over French youths joining conflicts in Iraq and Syria.
(RNS) A new report finds that Jewish Americans give a much smaller proportion of their total giving to congregations (23 percent) than do Americans in general (41 percent).
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