Arbitrarily Small Synagogues or Sacred Commons

By Lawrence Kushner

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 1999

The history of the synagogue's role in Jewish community life leads to the 1990s, in which Kushner argues for a synagogue that provides a true sense of community--the intimate, selflessness that goes with knowing everyone by name and caring about them. An ideal synagogue would be of a size in which the number of people on Yom Kippur is no larger than the number on Shabbat.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Membership, Spirituality, Community Relations, Community Development, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.30/no.564

Page Number(s): 11-15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kushner, Lawrence. Arbitrarily Small Synagogues or Sacred Commons. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 1999: 11-15.


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