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PostSubject: visiting a synagogue   Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:29 am

Hello can anyone help? Ive been invited to 2 synagogues to observe the shabbat service and I just wondered what I should wear? One is liberal and one is orthodox. I know the men will be wearing full suits but what is appropriate for women? How formal should I dress?
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:15 pm

What type of synagogues?

General rule of thumb, long dress below the knee, top that covers your elbows, and not a low cut neck line, and something to cover your hair.
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:07 am

And make sure your dress or blouse isn't tight, or form fitting. Stockings to cover your legs ( black) and closed shoes.

For the Reformed , what you would wear in a conservative church.
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:42 am

thanks for your replies - I better go shopping!!
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:31 pm

I hope you enjoy your visit.
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:16 am

let us know how it turns out....
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:30 pm

Yes, still waiting to hear.............how did it go? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:35 pm

*Hand upraised* oo-oo, i wanna go! -- When hoster returns, we can learn more- but i have a story here:

...once i dug into what bit of history my aunt sent; armed with the misspelling of Choen, the Rebbitson practically usheered me up for an Alieah!

Having No idea what it was, i said, "yes" [meanning, i looked forward to making Alyiah].
In the end, they got me up to the frunt to help in dressing Torah! [That would be Tanak, yes?]

On the one hand i was terrified [knowing less then the converts] -- On the other hand it was so very lovely --

They were conservitive, but i dressed as close to Orthadox as modestly possible for culture and comfort..

They did the bulk of service b'Ivret [in Hebrew]. Knowing enough about the language- i could almost keep up!

Finally an old gent hit my car one evening as his wife, horrified in the passenger side, drove off. -- I moved, but i think of them fondly.
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:28 am

Hello,

Well I've just been to synagogue number 2 and I'm feeling much better educated! Went to reform the first time and orthodox today - it's been really fasinating seeing the differences, and to my surprise I actually really enjoyed the orthodox service - I thought I might feel a bit left out been in the gallery but it was really good, everyone was very welcoming and feed us lots of nice food which was great Smile
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:48 pm

Sounds like it was great thing for you. I am happy you enjoyed it.
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PostSubject: Re: visiting a synagogue   Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:33 pm

Me too!

how was the oneg?

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