Ten Commandments for a More Welcoming Synagogue

Blog. Ronen Neuwirth. September 22, 2014.

This blog web resource, provided by Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, the Rabbi of Ohel Ari Congregation in Raanana, Israel and the Executive Director of Beit Hillel: Attentive Spiritual Leadership, a Modern-Orthodox spiritual leadership organization, addresses hospitality in synagogues, particularly during the High Holy Days.


series of 10 hospitality commandments; quotes from Hillel

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Help ease the sense of "other-ness" from guests within your congregation.
  • Learn ways to make appropriate commentary that can be added to the services.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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