Name: Temple Beth Shalom
Address: 1461 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Arnold, MD 21012
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 300-500
What percentage of members are older than 50? 35%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday evenings, 40 people; Saturday mornings not very busy, except for those attending a Bar/Bat mitzvah.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1:15
Shabbat dress code: Mostly 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? Hebrew and English
Children’s programming: Yes
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? Yes, available here.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 50%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? The rabbi will not officiate but will attend.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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