Name: Harford Chabad
Address: 15 N Bond St Bel Air, MD 21014
Denominational affiliation: Orthodox
Member units (households): We don’t have formal membership, but we have over 150 partner units.
What percentage of members are older than 50? 65%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 10-20
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2 hours
Shabbat dress code: Anything goes
Daily services? No
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Currently renting space
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, we have a hot kiddish every week.
Language of service: Mostly Hebrew, with English readings.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English. There is a transliterated prayer book, too.
Children’s programming: There is a children’s play area; structured play is only on holidays.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, via a ramp outside and no steps inside.
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Most.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No and no.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? We have traditional gender roles for the prayer services. For community activities, e.g. holiday programs and social services, men and women both play a significant role.
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