Name: Temple Emanu-El
Address: 151 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 500-700
What percentage of members are older than 50? 65%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday evenings, 100-200 people.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1:15
Shabbat dress code: Business casual (leaning more 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: Hebrew in musical form and English in responsive reading.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? Hebrew and English
Children’s programming: Yes, in the form of family-friendly services.
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? 40%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes, the rabbi will officiate and attend.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, but we do have a tendency towards “traditional roles”
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