Tallit: A shawl worn during prayer services. Special fringes, known as "tzitzit," are attached to each of its four corners.

Temple: Refers to the central place of worship in ancient Jerusalem. Within the Reform movement, the term is used to describe the Jewish place of worship, also known as a synagogue.

Torah: Made up of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, it is the holiest and most important scripture in Judaism. It typically appears in the form of a scroll, and is inscribed on parchment. The Torah is divided into weekly portions that are read over the course of a year.

Torah Ark: The cabinet in which the Torah scroll is stored.


Yom Kippur: Jewish Day of Atonement that falls ten days after Rosh Hashanah (New Year), when Jews pray for forgiveness from God and ask to be forgiven by fellow men and women. It is the most solemn day of the Jewish year, and is characterized by fasting and prayer.