Name: Congregation Har HaShem
Address: 3950 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80303-2502
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 300-500
What percentage of members are older than 50? 63% (not including children)
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 150 on Friday evening, 40 to 50 for Saturday Torah study. 10 to 20 for Saturday morning (excluding b’nai mitzvah).
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 75 minutes (evening)
Shabbat dress code: Casual. You’ll see everything from slacks or skirts/dresses to jeans to shorts and sandals.
Daily services? No
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: We use Mishkan Tefilah, a fully translated and transliterated prayerbook on Shabbat and Mishkan HaNefesh, also fully transliterated and transliterated at High Holy Days. Services are a mix of Hebrew and English. Most of the Hebrew is sung. Nearly all readings are in English.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? Hebrew, English.
Children’s programming: Tot Shabbat on the First Friday of the month. Children are welcome on Friday and Saturday and generally there are children attending.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes. Har HaShem aims to include individuals of any age who may temporarily or permanently move, hear, see, touch, think, learn, communicate, process stimuli, and/or experience emotions differently. Sanctuary, social hall, offices and some classrooms are all on the main level, which has no stairs. There is a ramp to the bima. Inclusion specialist on our educational staff. We have acessible, non-gendered bathrooms in our main building and are creating a similar bathroom in our secondary building. Gluten-free options at receptions and special events. Large-print prayerbooks. Picture books for children. We have an active Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Committee that addresses the needs of differnt groups and individuals. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Are services streamed online? Yes.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? We’re not sure, but the number is high.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes. Reach out for more information.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? Aside from separate auxiliaries for men and women, we’re fully egalitarian.
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