shul

noun
\ ˈshu̇l How to pronounce shul (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Family, friends and colleagues had gathered at the shul, founded in 1882, to see his children perform the Jewish coming-of-age ritual—a bar mitzvah for Grant and a bat mitzvah for Suzette. Peter... Bob Brody, WSJ, "The Joy and Loss of Late Fatherhood," 18 June 2020 The center is an Orthodox shul, or synagogue, near Greenfield Rd. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Congregant at Oak Park synagogue tests positive for coronavirus," 19 Mar. 2020 The Hasidic community, meanwhile, has chafed at local politicians who told them their new shul was violating zoning laws. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, "Untangling the Hate at the Heart of the Mass Shooting in Jersey City," 11 Dec. 2019 After a rabbi saw Sivan sing at his shul in Perth, he was invited to perform at Sydney’s Central Synagogue. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Troye Sivan’s Coming of Age," 17 June 2019 Dovid is nominated by the shul to inherit Ronit’s father’s position as rabbi. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Circle of Trust," 30 Apr. 2018 The shul's other Torah scrolls were also taken out for this celebration. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Aventura shul celebrates new CommUNITY Torah," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of shul

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shul

Yiddish, school, synagogue, from Middle High German schuol school

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“Shul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shul. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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