Name: Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
Address: 257 West 88th Street, NYC 10024
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50?
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 300-400 attend regularly.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? About an hour on Friday night, 2.5 hours Saturday morning.
Shabbat dress code: 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: Mostly Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book?
Children’s programming: Yes, for several age groups.
Accessibility for people with disabilities:
Are services streamed online? Yes, available here.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages?
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? BJ is developing an interfaith wedding ceremony which rabbis will perform under certain circumstances, if the couple agrees to have a Jewish home.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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