Name: Birmingham Temple
Address: 28611 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Denominational affiliation: Humanistic
Member units (households): 200-300
What percentage of members are older than 50? 65%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday night only; average 50-60.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 90 minutes
Shabbat dress code: No dress code
Daily services? No
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: All English; many songs in Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? No
Children’s programming: Some Shabbat services focus on the kids. High holidays have kids’ services. Otherwise, their needs are met in the Sunday school.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes; no barriers. We are working on getting a hearing loop installed.
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? The services are video recorded and links are made available; they are not streamed in real time.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 20%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes to both
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No
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