Name: KOL HAI: Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal
Address: PO Box 752, 41 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
Denominational affiliation: Renewal
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 40%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday: average 65/Saturday: average 35 — No daily services
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 90-100 minutes
Shabbat dress code: None
Daily services? No.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? We have our Shabbat services at Woodland Pond Retirement Community in New Paltz and holiday services in various venues in the Hudson Valley.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes. We have Kiddush and dessert pot luck on Fridays and Kiddush on Saturday
Language of service: Both. And wordless melodies…
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English and Hebrew
Children’s programming: Not yet
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, ramps and elevator
Are services streamed online? Sometimes on Facebook
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Sometimes on Facebook
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Unknown
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes and yes
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No
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