1. The people. We made friends almost immediately.
2. The presence of the Holy Spirit. Yes, you cannot have the Holy Spirit without Jesus.
Sometimes I think we are the only ones who can feel G-d's presence. I have no idea why G-d's presence can be felt in a place where only two of us have accepted Jesus. However, a couple of interesting things have happened this past Hannukah.
A man from the synagogue built a giant outdoor menorah. It was composed of two wooden beams as the main part of the part. Although most menorahs have several curved branches, a single straight copper tube went through the beams. The candles were placed along the single branch made of copper. My wife and I were the only ones to realize the menorah looked like a cross.
An announcement was also made that the synagogue was seeking members to volunteer at the Hospital on Christmas Day. They will sacrifice their own time so that the Christians who normally volunteer can spend the day with their family. Jesus said when we visited the sick, we are visiting him. The people at the synagogue will even carry out Jesus' command to visit the sick on the day His birth is usually celebrated. They are closer to the real meaning of Christmas than most Christians.
Follow their example by following Jesus' example. Visit the sick, those in prison, clothe the naked, and feed the hungry this holiday season.