The service in the synagogue of Oslo follows the Ashkenazi Orthodox tradition. The services are led by the cantor and we have a small choir. Most of the melodies have been introduced by the various cantors from Israel over the last twenty years, and are thus well known also to our visitors from abroad.
We observe the tradition of separate seating for men and women in the synagogue. The Shacharit services start at 7.15 a.m. on weekdays and at 9 a.m. on Shabbat and Sundays. Evening services are held on Friday evenings and Erev Yom Tov, times varying according to the time of year. The synagogue is generally not open at other times during the summer months and visits must be arranged beforehand.