Name: Temple Shalom
Address: 175 Temple Street, West Newton, MA 02465-2332
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? Uncertain
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 100-125 people
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1 hour (plus 1 hour of Torah study)
Shabbat dress code: 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: A mix of Hebrew and English
Is another language offered in the prayer book? No
Children’s programming: Yes, there is a family service.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? About 50%
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, we are fully egalitarian.
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