Finding the right synagogue can be a tiresome task for even the most devout of Jews. Every synagogue — be it Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or Reconstructionist — has a style, a tone and a rabbi all its own. Paying personal visits to each establishment to determine where you fit could take months or even years. But a new Web tool aims to simplify things, making the process of picking a house of worship as easy as clicking a mouse.
Set to launch February 15, ShulShopper.com allows would-be congregants to locate synagogues and independent minyanim in their areas and to rate and review the congregations.
“It’s a sort of Zagat for synagogues,” said Daniel Sieradski, ShulShopper’s creator. The Web site is one of the first projects from Jew It Yourself, an initiative that offers tools and resources to empower constituents to take active roles in their local Jewish communities.
ShulShopper will launch its public beta tonight! Stay tuned!