Name: Temple of Israel
Address: 1 S 4th St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 100-200
What percentage of members are older than 50? 55%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday services around 40
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1 1/4 hours on Friday evening.
Shabbat dress code: Casual and clean.
Daily services? No
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have two buildings.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Onegs after services, along with other social events.
Language of service: A mix with more English than Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: For Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur there are children’s services. We also have a family service every month.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, elevator, and our new building is up to code.
Are services streamed online? No
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? Yes, with some stipulations.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? We are fully egalitarian. Three women have served as president, and our rabbi is also a woman.
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