Major institutions: Jewish Theological Seminary, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Rabbinical Assembly, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. Orthodox Judaism Orthodox Jews are defined by their adherence to a traditional understanding of Jewish law as interpreted by rabbinic authorities over the centuries.
Tifereth Israel Synagogue is a Conservative congregation in San Diego with a unique history dating back over 100 years. We strive to provide a community large enough to offer diversity, allowing individuals to find their niche, while continuing to be warm and personal – like family.
Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is a vibrant and dynamic congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. While we have grown considerably from our 22 founding families in 1976 to approximately 500 today, we have worked hard to maintain a spirit of caring for each individual member of our community.
Two branches of Judaism emerged in the Middle Ages: the Sephardic, centred in Spain and culturally linked with the Babylonian Jews; and the Ashkenazic, centred in France and Germany and linked with the Jewish culture of Palestine and Rome. Elements of mysticism also appeared, notably the esoteric writings of the Kabbala and, in the 18th century ...