Name: Beth Jacob Synagogue
Address: 7020 N Main St. Dayton, Ohio 45415
Denominational affiliation: Orthodox
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 65% over 50 and 45% under 50
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 10-15
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours, including shacharit before
Shabbat dress code: Men in nice pants, dress shirt, some wear coats and ties, kippot, and tallit are worn. Women wear skirts or dresses often and most wear a hat as well. Elbows and knees covered.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, a beautiful shul built in the 1970s.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, we have a lunch and all get together in the social hall after.
Language of service: Hebrew is how 95% of the service is conducted.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? We use the Artscroll Siddur with English and Hebrew.
Children’s programming: Currently no, but as more youth start coming, it would be a possibility in the future.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, we have ramps and rails going up into the shul and handicap accessible parking by the doors for those who cannot walk.
Are services streamed online? N/A
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? N/A
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? None.
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? We all work together to ensure a Jewish future!
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