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Shavuot Best Practices

May 2, 2016, by

Innovative Shavuot synagogue programming for all ages from successful synagogues. IDEAS “Game Show” theme “Family Feud” put teams against each other, trying to determine the most popular answer to questions of Torah and traditions. “Jeopardy” questions will be taken from the weekly quiz questions in the Shabbos sheet. During the days of Shavuot, involve children and […]

Tefillat Esther: Worldwide Event

March 14, 2016, by

The wave of terror that Israel has suffered over the last number of months has claimed the lives of tens of Israelis. Megillat Esther has taught us that the way to confront Haman is to gather all Jews in Tefillah. Join together for a worldwide Tefillah event From the Kotel on Ta’anit Esther at 11:00-11:45 […]

Purim Best Practices

January 26, 2016, by

Innovative Purim programming ideas from successful synagogues. Events Mishloach Manot Packing for Soldiers Invite your shul members to bring in kosher food products to help assemble mishloach manot baskets for Jewish soldiers serving in the Israeli and US army. You can also have kids design and create cards with short messages for the soldiers to […]

Let Us Say Amen

January 18, 2016, by

One of the most spoken words by all Jews in synagogues is AMEN. What does AMEN meananyway? It is one of the first words we learn to say for our davening. During the High Holidays it is quite a moving experience to participate in a thundering AMEN in a large Beit Midrash or Synagogue. It […]

Chanukah Best Practices

December 7, 2015, by

Looking for interesting Chanukah programming ideas? Have you checked out the OU’s Resource Bank? Just click here and search “Chanukah” and see what treasures you find!

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