After the English greeting came a more traditional greeting in Hebrew, and then a song to greet the Sabbath, or Shabbat, which is the word that was used at the synagogue.
In some synagogues, women may wear hats or a lace head covering.
Non-Jews should stand whenever the Ark is open and when the Torah is carried to or from the Ark, as a sign of respect for the Torah and for G-d. Jews can satisfy the obligations of daily prayer by praying anywhere; however, there are certain prayers that can only be said in the presence of a minyan a quorum of 10 adult menand tradition teaches that there is more merit to praying with a group than there is in praying alone.
There were people standing in small groups too talking and catching up with the happenings of the week before. This lamp symbolizes the commandment to keep a light burning in the Tabernacle outside of the curtain surrounding the Ark of the Covenant.
In the center of the room or in the front you will find a pedestal called the bimah.
Not surprisingly, there can be tension between the rabbi and the membership his employers if they do not have the same standards, for example if the membership wants to serve pepperoni pizza not kosher at a synagogue event.
Some synagogues are tolerant of women in slack suits; others are not. From the outside, the synagogue looked like any other building.
There were two singers, one male and one female.
Sitting and standing: Jewish worship services can be very athletic, filled with frequent directions to stand for particular prayers and sit for others.
Pray 1. These tablets may appear within the sanctuary, outside of it, or in the synagogue lobby.