Name: Kol Hadash
Address: 175 Olde Half Day Rd #123, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Denominational affiliation: Humanistic
Member units (households): 100-200
What percentage of members are older than 50? 60%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday Shabbat services have 30 people.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 80 minutes
Shabbat dress code: Casual
Daily services? No
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Rent event space at North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, oneg Shabbat after every service
Language of service: Mostly in English with Hebrew, Yiddish and English songs
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Yes - Sunday School classes run Shabbat services during the school year. High Holidays family services on RH and YK afternoons.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes - building is wheelchair accessible, Loop hearing aid system active
Are services streamed online? Services are not streamed online.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Selected services become the Kol Hadash Podcast
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 20%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes, happily
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No
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