A video explaining the ritual items, layout and features of a synagogue, preparing you for your first visit.
Rabbis from IFF/Your Communities share their synagogues' policies on which parents' names are included in a child's Hebrew name during an aliyah.
By Elizabeth Freid Vocke
A mother struggles with whether to enroll her daughter in Jewish religious school
IFF/Your Community asks local rabbis what their synagogues' policies are on people who are not Jewish opening the ark.
By Susanna Perrett
How a woman is excluded from her children's Jewish identity despite her efforts to raise them Jewishly.
Rabbis at different synagogues answer this question about who can light candles during services
By Rabbi Devon A. Lerner
Professional view article containing a sample script of a Jewish-Christian co-officiated ceremony, with an emphasis on the Jewish parts but with elements of both.
By Laura Thor
Personal narrative from a woman converting to Judaism addressing the similarities and differences between services at a Catholic church and a synagogue.
By Rabbi David Wolpe
Rabbi David Wolpe discusses the fraught concept of Jewish belief and the differences between Judaism and Christianity.
By Sue Fishkoff
A news article discussing non-Jewish mothers raising Jewish children and the disconnection they may feel from their family, sparking a stronger desire to convert to Judaism as well.