Name: Central Synagogue
Address: 652 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50?
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 600
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: Anywhere from casual to formal is acceptable. Most do not wear talithot and kippot but they are available.
Daily services? Yes.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, a beautiful landmark synagogue.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes.
Language of service: English and Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English.
Children’s programming: Yes.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Ramps, elevators, restrooms, and hearing aid system.
Are services streamed online? Yes, here.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Unknown - we don’t track them.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes, if couple is planning to include Judaism in their family life.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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