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- Beit Tefilah Yisraeli: a creative, innovative, and inclusive Jewish-Israeli community that offers meaningful Jewish ritual, study, activism, and a sense of belonging to the general Israeli public and visiting Jews worldwide.
- The Tel Aviv International Synagogue (TAIS): a Modern Orthodox community that host a Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat with Champagne reception every Friday and Cholent and Kugel Kiddush most Saturdays. They also provide dinners for most holidays.
- Ichud Shivat Zion: home of the Minyan Ichud Olam Community. Ichud Shivat Zion is a large beautiful synagogue. They have several floors, and are home to a few different communities. Minyan Ichud Olam is a diverse and dynamic Modern Orthodox community from all across the religious spectrum. They have special services for French and Italian Communities on the second floor.
- The Great Synagogue: one of the most beautiful synagogues in Tel Aviv, there is a massive effort under way to restore the Great Synagogue to its former glory of its heydays back in the 1920s. To that end, bi-monthly Friday night meals take place at the synagogue with 350 people in attendance.
- Chabad on the Coast: Chabad on the Coast is the first English speaking Chabad House in the heart of Tel Aviv. Their aim is to infuse Tel Aviv with vibrant Jewish life. Some of the activities they organize are joyous Shabbat & holiday services and meals, young professional events, Torah classes, social events, and more.
- Progressice Reform Synagogues: three progressive reform centers in Tel Aviv: Beit Daniel in northern Tel Aviv, Mishkenot Ruth Daniel, and Kehilat Halevin in central Tel Aviv.
- Yachad: Yachad is a liberal Orthodox synagogue that caters to everyone. It’s unique in that a large number of unconventional families pray here – including members from the LGBT community. It has weekly Shabbat services plus services for the high holidays.
- Havurat Tel Aviv: the Havurat Tel Aviv is a super-friendly and completely egalitarian minyan with a traditional Ashkenazi style service. They meet every Friday night, twice a month on Shabbat mornings, and for all of the Hagim.
- Recanati Synagogue: a beautiful building in the shape of seashell, the Recanati synagogue resembles the Sydney Oprah House. Prayers are conducted in Sephardi style and many Olim from Europe come here – especially during the high holidays though it is not necessary to book places.
- Yakar: Olim-friendly synagogue, Friday night services in Carlebach style, most of the classes are in Hebrew but there are often classes in English. This synagogue tends to get quite full so it is worth notifying them in advance to book places for the high holidays.
- Goren Shul: the shul was founded in the late 1950s with a vision to become the center for modern orthodoxy in Tel Aviv. Rabbi Goren, who was famous for bridging the gap between the religious and non-religious, had a goal for his entire congregation to always be open for anyone who wished to come in its doors, whether as a member or just as a curious on-looker.
- Kerem House: Run events for the international community in Tel Aviv.
- New Kehila of Ramat Aviv: A conservative community in Ramat Aviv, near Tel Aviv University Campus.
”Celebrating the High Holidays abroad made me realize that the larger Jewish community is actually a bigger family. Total strangers opening up their homes to students is very meaningful and I am sure I will do the same in the future.Rachel S.