In the 1990 Rev. Archie Stapleton coined the word synagogy to describe an Episcopal church conference of people who were intent on "learning together".  The word, conceived in a resurgence of social justice ministry, morphed into Learners with much to teach, Teachers with much to learn.

synagogy.org was conceived as a a learning space continuing Archie's inspiration, where every one is both learner and teacher, exploring the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.