Name: Beth El
Address: 411 Hoosick St, Troy, NY 12180
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 70%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 20
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Saturday morning 2 1/2 hours
Shabbat dress code: Comfortable casual
Daily services? No
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes. Renovations should be completed by June 2019.
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: Children lead end of services. Children, toddlers and babies either stay in the sanctuary with their parents or our babysitting program in the library by volunteers. Diaper table and high chair available.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Synagogue under renovation. Handicapped restroom to be completed by end of May. Torah reading table will be lowered to the level of the pews, to allow for use by people of limited mobility.
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 20%
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
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