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Herzl-Ner Tamid — Mercer Island, WA

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Name: Herzl-Ner Tamid
Address: 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3804
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? 75%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday evenings, 35 people; Saturday mornings, 50 people.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2-2:30
Shabbat dress code: Business casual.
Daily services? Yes, daily morning minyan.
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: Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Yes, monthly Shabbat programme for 5th grade children and younger.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? The rabbi’s sermons are available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Under 5%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? He will not officiate, but may attend.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.

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