Name: Beth Shalom of Whittier
Address: 14564 Hawes St, Whittier, CA 90604
Denominational affiliation: Conservative fusion
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 85%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 20 Friday evening, 15 for Shabbat morning
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1 hour Shabbat evening; 1.5 hours Shabbat morning
Shabbat dress code: Smart business casual
Daily services? We have weekday minyans on Monday & Thursday
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have our own building.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, we have an oneg after every service
Language of service: Almost 50/50 Hebrew to English
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: No
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, we are on one story
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, but will attend
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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