Name: Shaare Tefila Congregation
Address: 16620 Georgia Ave., Olney, MD 20832-2418
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 200-300
What percentage of members are older than 50? 70%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday evening, 15 people; Saturday morning, 70 people.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2:30
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? 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? Less than 10%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No, the rabbi will not officiate or attend.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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