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What to wear to a synagogue?

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pinkpalace Fri 03-Dec-10 20:50:40

I am visiting a high orthodox synagogue. I will dress very conservatively but was wondering if any ladies could advise me as I don't want to cause offence.


rubyslippers Sat 04-Dec-10 17:13:48

No trousers

Wear below the knee skirt, no cleavage etc

Are you going for a service?

pinkpalace Sat 04-Dec-10 21:15:26

Thanks Ruby! No service. I am meeting with a synagoguge member with the hope to do an anthropology project with them (I'm doing an R.E degree). I want to explore how Judaism empowers women. I find the religion fascinating and want to make a good impression.

Shall I cover my head? (I'm married). Also, any other advice you could give me regarding talking to men? (i.e shaking hands, etc.).


pinkpalace Sat 04-Dec-10 22:06:38


(I'm blaming the wine!)

rubyslippers Sun 05-Dec-10 11:54:10

You don't need to cover your head

If you are meeting with a man, then he won't shake your hand, so don't offer yours either (if orthodox)

TotalChaos Sun 05-Dec-10 12:06:03

Long or 3/4 length sleeves.

pinkpalace Sun 05-Dec-10 19:26:33

Thanks for your advice. It really is appreciated.

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