Name: Ansche Chesed
Address: 251 W 100th St, New York, NY 10025
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 500-700
What percentage of members are older than 50? 65% older; 35% younger
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday 25-50, Saturday 350
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2 hours and 45 minutes
Shabbat dress code: Casual
Daily services? Yes
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have our own building, dedicated in 1928.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? A kiddush reception after services.
Language of service: Mostly Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: We have three children’s services each Shabbat, one for babies and toddlers, one for 4-9 year old children, and one for kids 9-12.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, all our services are accessible either by elevator or a wheel-chair lift.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Under 10%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Will not officiate but will attend.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? We are completely egalitarian.
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