Name: Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
Address: 295 Soundview Ave, White Plains, NY 10606
Denominational affiliation: Reconstructionist
Member units (households): 300-500
What percentage of members are older than 50? Unknown
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday night 30-80 (higher for special programs), Saturday 110-250 (higher for bar/bat mitzvahs)
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Friday night 1 hour, Saturday 2 hrs and 45 min
Shabbat dress code: Smart casual
Daily services? No, but we do have Sunday services.
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? After Saturday services, there is a kiddush luncheon every week.
Language of service: Hebrew and English
Children’s programming: Monthly programming
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Building is fully accessible
Are services streamed online? Yes, here.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, some high holiday sermons are available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 4%. If participating in synagogue life, they are considered members. All are welcome.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Will not officiate, not sure about attendance
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? We are completely egalitarian.
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