United Synagogue of America

▪ religious organization
      central federation of some 835 Conservative Jewish congregations located in the United States and Canada. It was organized in 1913 by Solomon Schechter (Schechter, Solomon), a Talmudic scholar and spokesman for the Conservative movement.

      To assist and increase individual participation in a fuller Jewish life, the United Synagogue has administrative divisions for youth activities, Jewish education, adult studies, music, social action, dietary laws, and congregational standards. The USA is affiliated with the National Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, The Rabbinical Assembly, and the Women's League for Conservative Judaism.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, country in N. America. This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction Colonial Era, 1654–1776 Early National Period, 1776–1820 German Jewish Period, 1820–1880 East European Jewish Period,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • UNITED SYNAGOGUE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM — (formerly United Synagogue of America), association of Conservative synagogues in the United States and Canada. The United Synagogue of America was founded by solomon schechter , president of the Jewish Theological Seminary, on February 23, 1913 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • United Synagogue Youth — is the youth movement of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism or USCJ.United Synagogue Youth, more commonly known as USY, is a youth group with members from the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a fun, educational environment …   Wikipedia

  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism — The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) is the primary organization of synagogues practicing Conservative Judaism in North America. It closely works with the Rabbinical Assembly, the international body of Conservative Rabbis, the… …   Wikipedia

  • SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL OF AMERICA, THE — SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL OF AMERICA, THE, organization formally founded in 1926 on the basis of a suggestion made in 1924 by Rabbi Abram Simon, then president of the Central Conference of American rabbis, that there should be cooperation among the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Synagogue Council of America — ▪ American Jewish organization       a Jewish organization founded in 1926 to provide most congregationally affiliated Jews (regardless of individual differences) with a common voice in interfaith activities, especially those involving Christians …   Universalium

  • SYNAGOGUE — This article is arranged according to the following outline. origins and history until the first century first century c.e. middle ages modern period …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • United States Constitution — P …   Wikipedia

  • Synagogue Council of America — The Synagogue Council of America was an organization of American Jewish synagogue associations, founded in 1926, including :*The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox) *The Rabbinical Council of America (Orthodox) *The… …   Wikipedia

  • Synagogue — A synagogue (from Greek: gr. συναγωγή, transliterated synagogē , assembly ; he. בית כנסת beit knesset, house of assembly ; yi. שול or he. בית תפילה beit tefila, house of prayer , shul; la. אסנוגה, esnoga) is a Jewish house of prayer.Synagogues… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.