Name: Congregation Ansha Sholum
Address: 411 Hampshire St, Lawrence, MA 01841
Denominational affiliation: Had been Orthodox in the past, more Conservative recently.
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 95%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Saturday - 8.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Without minyan, 1.5 hrs, with a minyan 2-2.5 hrs
Shabbat dress code: Very casual
Daily services? Yes
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
Language of service: Half English, half Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: No, it is an older congregation.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: No, it’s a 100 year old historic building.
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? Lay-led, N/A.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? Yes - we are mostly women.
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