Name: Beth Shalom
Address: 5827 N. Trenhom Rd, Columbia, SC 29206
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 300-500
What percentage of members are older than 50? 60% over 50, 40% under 50
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? On Saturdays 60-70, Fridays 15 and daily evenings about 10
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Saturday 3 1/2 hours, Friday 50 minutes
Shabbat dress code: appropriate, nothing mandated
Daily services? Yes
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book?
Children’s programming: Shabbat tots, Jr congrégation, baby sitting, adult-parent service
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes. When needed we use a table on the floor,as the bimah is inaccessible
Are services streamed online? Yes.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 15-20%
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? We are egalitarian.
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