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Mishkan Shalom - Philadelphia, PA

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Name: Mishkan Shalom
Address: 4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Denominational affiliation: Reconstructionist
Member units (households): 200-300
What percentage of members are older than 50? 50%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 20-50 Friday night, Shabbat morning and holidays (600+ HH)
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Friday night 1 hr 15 min, Shabbat morning 2 hrs
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, always
Language of service: Both Hebrew and English
Is another language offered in the prayer book? Both Hebrew and English
Children’s programming: Tot Shabbat and occasional services that involve Hebrew school children and teens
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, ramp ways built into entrance, floors and doorways, bathrooms and elevator
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No, but the rabbi has a blog
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Approximately 30-40%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? Gender inclusive and egalitarian

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