Why synagogues matter
Is synagogue affiliation worth the demands on our time and resources? Isn’t it easier to be alone?
Passover, which began last Monday and continues until Monday night in Israel and Tuesday night in the Diaspora, is a holiday that invites questions. This year, a year in the shadow of the Pew study, which showed only 1/3 of American Jews belong to a synagogue, I have found myself dwelling on this question: Why do synagogues matter? Here is a thought toward a possible answer, by way of a personal anecdote.
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