Definition of synagogue
1 : a Jewish congregation
2 : the house of worship and communal center of a Jewish congregation
synagogalplay \ˌsi-nə-ˈgä-gəl\ adjective
Recent Examples of synagogue from the Web
Monona hosts weddings and high school proms, while the First Unitarian Society shares its space with a local synagogue.
Arkansas had 6,697 congregations, synagogues and Muslim houses of worship in 2010, according to a study by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.
Two local churches and a synagogue sponsored their move to West Hartford, and Quinn became one of a dozen core volunteers helping the family get social services, learn the buses, study English and find a job.
But a federal judge disagreed, and wrote in a ruling Dec. 31 that the town hadn't conducted similar assessments of worship habits when churches or synagogues had made applications.
But a federal judge disagreed, and wrote in a ruling Dec. 31 that the town hadn’t conducted similar assessments of worship habits when churches or synagogues had made applications.
Built in 1961 by Millard Sheets, a prolific mosaic artist and bank architect, the building was more or less abandoned by the Masons in the mid-nineties, given over to rave promoters and spillover crowds from nearby synagogues on the High Holidays.
The story begins when the women’s balcony at the synagogue collapses during the bar mitzvah celebration for Ettie’s grandson.
One nightclub was a repurposed synagogue in of the town of Eišiškės, a former Jewish shtetl.
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Origin and Etymology of synagogue
Middle English synagoge, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin synagoga, from Greek synagōgē assembly, synagogue, from synagein to bring together, from syn- + agein to lead — more at agent
First Known Use: 13th century
SYNAGOGUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of synagogue for English Language Learners
: a building that is used for Jewish religious services
SYNAGOGUE Defined for Kids
Definition of synagogue for Students
: a Jewish house of worship
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