Name: Riverdale Temple
Address: 4545 Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 100-200
What percentage of members are older than 50? 60%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday evenings, 25 people; Saturday mornings, 35 people.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1 hour.
Shabbat dress code: Business casual
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? Yes
Language of service: Mostly Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Yes
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 8%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Rabbi will attend an interfaith wedding. May officiate on a case by case basis.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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