Name: Oak Park Temple B’Nai Abraham Zion
Address: 1235 Harlem Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 500-700
What percentage of members are older than 50? 60%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday night averages 50-125, No Bar Mitzvah Saturdays 25 average, Bar Mitzvah Saturday 100
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1hour
Shabbat dress code: Casual
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? Twice a month wine and cheese or oneg after meals
Language of service: 75% English, 25% Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Tot Shabbats, and Family services for both High Holy Days
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes. A ramp to front door, a ramp to Bimah and we have an elevator to all floors
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 50%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes if couple meets with him 3 times before, and they are planning on having a Jewish home.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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