Name: Stony Brook Hebrew Congregation
Address: 51 Hawkins Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Denominational affiliation: Orthodox
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 50%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 20.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: None.
Daily services? Occasionally.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Weekdays we meet in the lower level of the rabbi’s house, which is our Beit Midrash. On Shabbat and holidays, we meet on the campus of Stony Brook University.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, at kiddush.
Language of service: Almost all in Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? Most of our prayer books have English translation, but a few have Russian translation.
Children’s programming: No, children attend the regular service in so far as they want to, depending on their age. Our teens sometimes give divrei Torah at services.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Our Sabbath services meet standards for the disabled as required at a state university campus.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? A few, over the years.
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? Services and Torah reading are led by men only.
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