Name: Beth Shalom Oceanside Jewish Center
Address: 2860 Brower Avenue, Oceanside NY 11572
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 200-300
What percentage of members are older than 50? 70%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday night - 15-20, Shabbat Morning, 60-70
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: Come as you are
Daily services? Yes, morning and evening
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? 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? We use a Hebrew-English prayerbook Sim Shalom
Children’s programming: We have a junior congregation. Children are welcome at services and are warmly greeted!
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, large print prayerbooks; sound system, no stairs to climb to come up to the Torah.
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Sermons are available from rabbi on request. He maintains an extensive email list which are sent out regularly of sermons. Anyone can be placed on list by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Less than 5%
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 fully egalitarian. Women can participate in all aspects of congregational life.
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