Name: Temple B’nai Hayim
Address: 4302 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-3721
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 65%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday evenings, 15-20 people; Saturday mornings, 25-35 people.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2:30
Shabbat dress code: Business 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: Primarily Hebrew with some English songs.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? Hebrew and English
Children’s programming: Occasionally
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No, but weekly email d’var torah is 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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