That’s what I like about shul…..


Although we are devout (dare I say frum?) home-shulers, I can’t imagine not being a member of our local synagogue. So today – let’s hear it for the shul!

Homeshuler’s Top 10 Reasons to Join a Shul

10. Your mother wants you to. (Isn’t that a good enough reason?)

9.   A great place to meet other Jewish families to home-shul with.


8.   Kiddush. There really is such a thing as a free lunch.

7.    Someday you, or someone you love, may want to be buried in their cemetery (sorry, but it’s true.)

6.    A community of people to care for you when you are in need.

5.   Your rabbi is probably a really nice man/woman. (Does that count as a reason?)

4.   You might actually learn something. It’s hard to home-shul without a little knowledge.


3.   What, you’re not going to have a bar/bat-mitzvah someday?

2.    See # 10.

And the number one reason:

1.   It’s not going to get any better without you.

Got any more? (And did you catch my 2 references to 80’s music?)


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posted March 9, 2009 at 5:50 pm

We should do that at CBI.

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posted March 10, 2009 at 5:11 am

Do what?

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Lou Davis

posted March 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm

OK, got the first reference (title – nice, but were those Romantics sporting Jew-fros)?), but cannot find #2. Do tell!

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Lou Davis

posted March 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Never mind – I found it! Guess it was better than saying: let’s hear it for the goys…! Eesh.

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posted March 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Good for you. Let’s hope this conversation doesn’t cause one or more of those songs to run through your head all day.

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posted June 11, 2010 at 9:13 am

my daughter was glancing at papers at saw the dues statement from the shul. she said “mom, why don’t you stop paying this – this is a lot of money.” and i said “i know, and we really don’t go. but they did such a wonderful job w/ you and sister w/ your bat mitvahs and we might need rabbi starr one day if (god forbid) something bad happens.”
she said “you know rabbi starr would come regardless if you stop paying.”
and i said “you’re right, and that’s the main reason i’m paying the dues.”
she said “ok, i agree w/ that.”

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posted June 11, 2010 at 9:22 am

and this is one of the many reasons i love jill.

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