Name: Beth El Synagogue
Address: 5225 Barry St W, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? 44%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday about 50; Saturday 200.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 3 hours
Shabbat dress code: Business 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.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes.
Language of service: Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Services by age group, running from very young through pre-bar mitzvah.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Main sanctuary is accessible via elevator to pulpit; small sanctuary is not accessible.
Are services streamed online? Yes, on our website.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? About 10%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Our rabbis offer support and premarital counseling to interfaith couples, but do not perform or attend interfaith weddings.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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