Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism A synagogue.

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  • n. The synagogue.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Yiddish, from Middle High German schuol, school, from Old High German scuola, from Latin scola; see school1.

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From Yiddish שול, from German Schule ("school").

Examples

  • And yet, tomorrow in shul I will pray for a sweet 5770.

    Good Riddance 5769 « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • When we were sitting in shul last year, the housing bubble was bursting, the stock market was in free-fall and the auto industry was well on its way to collapse.

    Good Riddance 5769 « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • The explosion in popularity—supported by a robust infrastructure that includes nearly 100 full-time employees, 80,000 square feet of space spread across multiple buildings, a well-regarded nursery school, and an endowment exceeding $30 million—has earned it an affectionate reputation as the city's first "Megashul" shul is a Yiddish word for a Jewish house of worship.

    After Fire, Temple Rises

  • I'll be leading Yom Kippur Mincha services in our shul, which is nice.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Jews celebrate the Sabbath by lighting candles before the Sabbath, singing songs, going to synagogue, called shul, by some, and learning.

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  • The shul is a Reform congregation of near 500 families, the ADAMS Center serves 5000 families in seven communities in the DC area.

    Jewschool

  • Every Saturday morning I take my two children to a traditional orthodox synagogue, or 'shul', on the Lower East Side.

    Observing the Sabbath With My Children Every Week - Shul Is Not What You Might Think

  • One of the most important things I’m involved with at my shul is the Hebrew school “ReImagine” project - many of us in our 20’s & 30’s may be rootless and wandering in search of our Judaisms, but the kids in the Hebrew schools now should be benefitting from our experiences, both positive and negative.

    Towards a new understanding of Secular Jewishness | Jewschool

  • They call it "shul" or "synagogue" but temple is the word with which I am most familiar, so I'm calling it that.

    Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds

  • I did take a peek inside the famous "shul" hosting the shindig.

    Esser Agaroth

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