The Amidah is said three times a day and is properly called T’filah, prayer, or more accurately, supplication. The Gates of Prayer, the Reform Movement’s siddur, labels the Amidah T’filah. The word Amidah comes from the infinitive la-amod, which means to stand, because we stand when we recite the Amidah, to show respect for God Continue Reading »
As the oldest continuously operating synagogue in the City of Newark, Congregation Ahavas Sholom is an Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue with a traditional service that welcomes all Jews, fulfills their spiritual needs, provides educational and cultural experiences. The synagogue’s mission states that Ahavas Sholom is passionately committed to the pursuit of Tikun Olam (repair of Continue Reading »
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