Name: Kehillath Israel
Address: 384 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446
Denominational affiliation: Traditional inclusive
Member units (households): 300-500
What percentage of members are older than 50? 50%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 200 Shabbat mornings, 40-50 Friday nights
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Friday night 50 mins, Sat morning 3 hours, Sat afternoon 25 mins
Shabbat dress code: Casual
Daily services? Yes
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? Hebrew and English
Children’s programming: Yes, 4-5 different youth services (newborns-teens) every Shabbat morning
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, ramps and elevators
Are services streamed online? Not at present.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Sermons are not, but weekly eDvar Torah available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 5%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? Our synagogue is fully gender inclusive (except only male kohanim bless the priestly blessing on Festivals)
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