Name: Beth Israel Synagogue
Address: 12604 Pacific Street, Omaha NE 68154-3517
Denominational affiliation: Orthodox
Member units (households): 100-200
What percentage of members are older than 50? 65% older; 35% younger
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Shabbat morning 60-100; yes, daily services are held
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: Skirts, dresses for women, dress slacks, dress shirt, suits for men
Daily services? Yes
Does your synagogue have its own building? Yes
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: Services are primarily in Hebrew; sermon in English
Is another language offered in the prayer book?
Children’s programming: Youth classes are held each Shabbat morning
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Wide doors, convenient seating
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? N/A
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No, possibly
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? We follow Orthodox practice for prayer; volunteer and leadership roles open to all.
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