Makom Shalom - Chicago, IL

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Name: Makom Shalom
Address: 2008 West Bradley Place, Chicago, IL
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 85%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 50% of the congregation.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Friday night 1.5 - 2 hours
Shabbat dress code: Casual.
Daily services? No.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? No, we meet in a local Methodist church space.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes.
Language of service: Readings are in English. Songs are all in Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English.
Children’s programming: On High Holidays we have concurrent children programs during part of the service; children are then brought in to the adult service and join for the Torah service.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, we are on the ground floor.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Some are available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 20%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes, but not with clergy of other faiths.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.

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