Worship is considered to be a response to God's love for his people. It is not about receiving things from God, but giving him thanks and praise.
Jews do not make symbolic images of God as that would be considered idolatry.
The name of God is also treated with great respect. Jews do not usually write out the name of God in case someone defaces it. This is why Jews often use 'G-d' instead.
They may also use the following words:
Public worship takes place in a synagogue. A rabbi usually leads the services and a cantor leads the laity in singing. In Orthodox synagogues, when there are 10 men over the age of 13 present (ie a minyan), lay people can lead a service. In many Liberal and Reform synagogues adult women count as part of the minyan.
There are differences between Orthodox and Reform worship:
The main service in Judaism takes place on Shabbat (Saturday) morning. Features of worship include:
The second of the Ten Commandments forbids making carved images, so synagogues have no statues or pictures of God or any human figures. Instead, they may be decorated with patterns or verses from the Hebrew Bible, illustrations of the menorah, or the Star of David.
Many Jews believe they have a special relationship with God which influences their lives and worship. According to the Torah, God has made a covenant with his people so they try to respond by being holy and keeping his laws. Although praying alone is a good thing to do, many believe communal synagogue worship is the ideal.