Name: Shirat HaNefesh
Address: The North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6743
Denominational affiliation: Non-denominational, egalitarian.
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 65%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 25 regularly, 18 Friday, 22 Saturday.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: Casual.
Daily services? No.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? We meet in the basement of the North Chevy Chase Christian Church
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, at kiddush.
Language of service: Mostly Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English. We use Rosenstein’s Eit Ratzon.
Children’s programming: Ou religious school is on Saturday, so the children sometimes join the adults.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, our sanctuary is accessible from the street.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? About 20%.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Our cantor won’t, our rabbi will. We are a trans-denominational, independent synagogue.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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