Name: Sons of Jacob Synagogue
Address: 411 E Mitchell Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702
Denominational affiliation: Independent
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 75%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 10-25
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 90 minutes
Shabbat dress code: None
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: 50% in Hebrew and 50% in English
Children’s programming: Once or twice each year, there is a “Tot Shabbat” and children participate regularly in holiday services and programs organized through the Sunday School.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, we have chair lifts.
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Unknown
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? There is complete gender equality during services and in leadership roles. Our visiting rabbi is a woman.
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