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Synagogues often overlook singles, childless

DEBORAH MULLER | Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:00 am

Amidst the Tot Shabbats, preschool Purim plays, and family-friendly movie nights, it’s difficult for many single, empty-nester or childless Jews who want to attend shul to feel 100 percent comfortable doing so.

There’s no arguing the fact that family is vital, if not central, to Judaism. The religion places a huge premium on marriage and parenthood. In fact, so many aspects of Judaism revolve around family and domestic life – the traditions, the customs, the ways of life – which form the strong pillars required to support the Jewish religion and culture throughout consecutive generations.

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