Name: Anshe Emet Synagogue
Address: 3751 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? About 50%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday night, the Young Adult Division (YAD) service gets over 100. The regular service gets 30. The Friday Night Live service gets 50-75. Saturday morning, the main sanctuary service gets 150 and the Rose Crown Minyan gets 75. There are 4 youth services which draw another 100 people.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: For men: anywhere from a dress shirt to blazer with tie. For women: the equivalent.
Daily services? Yes
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have our own building.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: Hebrew mostly
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: There are four children’s services every Shabbat morning. There’s Shalom Shabbat for ages 0-4, there’s Shachar for grades K-2, there’s Ruach for grades 3-6, and there’s Junior Congregation, which is youth-run also for grades 3-6.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes; ramps and books with oversized text.
Are services streamed online? Not on Shabbat, but had on Purim and slichot - on synagogue website.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Approximately 10%.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No. The only distinct roles are the bathrooms, and even for that we have a single-user handicap accessible large bathroom that is now gender-neutral.
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