Most important thing in a synagogue

What are the most important things to you in the synagogue and why?

A day or two ago I got this question and I do believe it was one of the questions that wasn’t answered months ago due to this website having problems.

To myself the most important thing within a synagogue and most likely to most Jews as well – the Torah and the Ark that holds it. The Torah I am pretty sure does not need to be explained why it is important to myself so I will move onto the Ark.

The Ark in a nutshell is where the Torah scrolls are stored when they are not being read and so on. It both protects and reminds us of the original ark itself.

The last important thing outside of the synagogue itself would be the people themselves. Without each other none of our culture or community would be here today.

Reference Me

Kyle ben Avraham Avinu (קייל בן אברהם אבינו) (2019) Most important thing in a synagogue. [online] Ask a Jew. Available at: [Accessed 22 May 2024]