Name: Marathon Jewish Center
Address: 245 37 60th Avenue, Douglaston, New York 11362
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 90%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Around 30 people for Saturday morning services. Trying to revitalize Friday night services with a free dinner for members at least once every other month.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2 hours and 15 minutes
Shabbat dress code: “More casual in the summer and business casual in the winter with some people wearing ties and jackets. Women wear pants, skirts, or dresses.”
Daily services? No.
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? Every week we have a free sit-down Kiddush luncheon after services.
Language of service: Mostly in Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: None.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Completely accessible except the bimah. We bring the Torah down to the main floor if an honoree who has an Aliyah can’t ascend the bimah.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Very few.
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? We are fully egalitarian.
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