Why Bother? Session Three
Where Judaism Lives
How to Get Started
All religions invest heavily in houses of worship, not only financially but also in pride and sense of place. Partly, we are motivated by a need for a place to pray, but largely, we want to establish a place to get together in community.
Judaism combines the community and prayer (requiring a quorum of ten adults whenever possible), so the synagogue has developed with these priorities in mind, leaving matters of style and architecture to serve these needs according to each community’s tastes.