Nishmat Shalom — Berkeley, CA

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Name: Nishmat Shalom
Address: Mailing address: 2415 Grant, Berkeley CA 94703
Denominational affiliation: Feminist, Renewal, Egalitarian.
Member units (households): We don’t have formal membership.
What percentage of members are older than 50? 90%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 10-24
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2-2:30
Shabbat dress code: No dress code.
Daily services? No
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? No, we meet at the private homes of different members.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes.
Language of service: Hebrew. We use feminine as well as masculine Hebrew.

Is another language offered in the prayer book? English translation and transliterations in the prayer book. Our readings often incorporate a combination of traditional, Renewal, and our own interpretations.

Children’s programming: No, but we do have childcare for children.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Sometimes, depending on whose home we are using.
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Uncertain
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? We don’t have a Rabbi.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.

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