Name: Congregation Har Shalom
Address: 11510 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? 60%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 175
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Friday night service lasts 45 minutes.
Shabbat dress code: Business casual.
Daily services? Monday and Thursday Shacharit, Sunday to Thursday Ma’arriv.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? We have a sit-down community luncheon after every Shabbat and Yom Tov morning service.
Language of service: Mostly in Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English.
Children’s programming: Yes.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes.
Are services streamed online? We have a webcam that provides a live feed, but it is not recorded.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 10-15%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No, but we do make a point to offer pastoral care, marriage preparation, and a welcoming community for both in-married and inter-married families.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian
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