Name: Orangetown Jewish Center
Address: 8 Independence Ave, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 300-500
What percentage of members are older than 50? 40% over 50
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 50 for Friday evening; 150-200 for Saturday; morning services Sunday and Thursday; evening services Sun-Thurs
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 3 hours
Shabbat dress code: Business 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? A kiddush luncheon
Language of service: Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Monthly Friday evening youth service; Youth service and Shabbaba serivces every Saturday morning
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, electronic doors; Bimah ramp; accessible Torah table
Are services streamed online? Yes- only for those unable to attend due to health issues.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No, sermons are not generally available online
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 15%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No, but the rabbi will offer private blessings to the couple, if appropriate.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are egalitarian.
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