The gathering of the Jews for religious purpose is led by a Rabbi. The leader is elected by the group of people and according to the orthodox Jewish, a woman cannot assume the role of a Rabbi, only a man is allowed to be a Rabbi. A trained individual named cantor leads the prayers during the services. Synagogue is the holy place for the Jewish and most of the religious activities are held there. All the religious services, community activities and religious activities take place in the holy place called synagogue. A synagogue is a Jewish house of study and prayers. It usually has different rooms for different purposes like one for prayer i.e. the main sanctuary, the other smaller rooms are for study and other areas are for educational or community use. The main features of a synagogue are – The ark, an elevated reader’s platform where the services are conducted and Torah is read, an eternal light i.e. a continually lit lantern, and the amud or pulpit where the prayer leader or hazzan stands while praying.
The orthodox community is very strict about the activities that take place in the synagogue and they believe that the women should not sit on the same side as men. The religion allows its people to perform various rituals at their homes. Daily prayers, a few yearly festivals and Sabbath Rituals are allowed to be performed at home.
The Jews are supposed to recite prayers 3 times every day. They also perform a fourth prayer on holidays and on Shabbat.