Name: Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
Address: 20400 NE 30th Ave, Miami, FL 33180
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? 60%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? In the winter, approximately 300-500 attend Shabbat morning services and approximately 150 attend Friday nights. In the summer season, we have fewer attendees.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours on Shabbat morning, 1 hour Friday night.
Shabbat dress code: Friday nights are “come-as-you-are,” and Shabbat morning is more formal (suits and dresses) or business casual.
Daily services? Yes, in our chapel.
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, we have kiddush following all Shabbat services and breakfast after the daily morning minyan.
Language of service: Prayers are in Hebrew, sermons are in English. We also have periodic Spanish services.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English and Spanish.
Children’s programming: On Shabbat morning, we have a monthly junior congregation (7-13 years) and a tot shabbat (up to 6 years). Our Friday night service is very family-friendly.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, we have a ramp onto the bimah in the main sanctuary and the chapel podium is on the ground level. The building is accessible, as are some restrooms.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Most sermons are recorded and posted after Shabbat here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Approximately 5-10%.
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? Men and women are treated equally in all respects and have equal opportunities in worship, programming, and leadership.
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