Name: Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
Address: 1025 South Orange Avenue, Short Hills, NJ 07078
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? 50%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday nights (160-220 people), Saturday morning B’nai Mitzvah (anywhere between 200-500)
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 60-75 minutes on Friday night; 90-120 minutes on a Saturday morning
Shabbat dress code: Business/business casual
Daily services? No.
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, oneg Shabbat and/or Kiddush on Shabbat mornings.
Language of service: Hebrew and English.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English — we use the ‘Mishkan T’filah’ siddur.
Children’s programming: We have designated Tot Shabbat services (for children under the age of 5).
Accessibility for people with disabilities: We have an ADA approved elevator; our bimah is not currently wheelchair-accessible.
Are services streamed online? Yes, our Friday night services are live streamed and archived.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? “I don’t know. We welcome all families.”
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? “Men and women have equal ritual and leadership opportunities at our synagogue.”
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