Definitions for "Synagogue"
A congregation or assembly of Jews met for the purpose of worship, or the performance of religious rites.
The building or place appropriated to the religious worship of the Jews.
The council of, probably, 120 members among the Jews, first appointed after the return from the Babylonish captivity; -- called also the Great Synagogue, and sometimes, though erroneously, the Sanhedrin.
Keywords:  oasis, world
an oasis for the world, not from the world
a multi-faceted organization which can only function through the efforts of its members and supporters