Reinventing Synagogues and Prayer--Bridging the Gap Between "Keva" and "Kavanah"

By Sidney Schwarz

Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF), Fall 2000

The author claims spirituality is stifled in most contemporary synagogues as a result of a gap between the needs of those seeking spirituality and the traditions of most synagogues. He argues that a new set of objectives must redirect religious services so that the spiritual needs of the Jewish community can be met and that these objectives should be determined by focus groups comprised of affiliated and non-affiliated Jews.

Topic: Continuity, Tradition, Prayer, Spirituality, Affiliation, Jewish Continuity, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Reconstructionism Today

Volume/Issue: Vol. 8/no. 1

Page Number(s): 16-17

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schwarz, Sidney. Reinventing Synagogues and Prayer--Bridging the Gap Between "Keva" and "Kavanah". Reconstructionism Today. Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF). Fall 2000: 16-17. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8837


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