Congregation Beth Shalom - Northbrook, IL

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Name: Congregation Beth Shalom
Address: 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? 60%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 200 for Shabbat and there are daily services
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: Business casual
Daily services? Yes
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes. A large sanctuary and a smaller chapel
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, a Kiddush, always
Language of service: 2/3 Hebrew; rest in English
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Yes—multiple services for different ages
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, ramps and elevator
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Have sermons on website and “two minute Torah” Parsha videos on YouTube
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 5%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No to officiating: ; may attend
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, fully egalitarian

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