Separate seating. If you are a woman, you will not be expected or encouraged to actually sing anything loud enough to be heard. You might be able to see 'the action' or maybe not - depends on the type of separation. In terms of liturgy, there isn't much (if any) difference between a Conservative and an orthodox service, except it is quite likely that nobody will be announcing any page numbers in English - you'll be expected to find your own place and keep up to a somewhat greater extent.
Remember to dress modestly (male or female) and it is traditional to avoid leather shoes.
Services in the Modern Orthodox shul does have separate seating for men and women. In my experience men and women sit with each other at other gatherings and for meals. And the shul I attend does list page numbers in English. I guess it's all dependent on the shul!
Post by butterfly91 on Aug 6, 2015 17:09:44 GMT -5
I already said I was going to a MO place for Rosh hashanah and probably chabad-orthodox shul for the rest of the holidays. I'm aware chabad is free and I'm going to be ignoring this thread b/c I'm aware of how things work.