Name: Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
Address: 432 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ, 07079
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? 33%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Anywhere between 30-300.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1 hour and 15 minutes
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: Most prayers are in both Hebrew and English. Transliteration is provided in the prayerbook for all Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Yes. All our Shabbat services are family-friendly. We offer a worship experience at 6 pm for those with young children. We also have regular additional services connected to special family, young family, and religious school programming.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes. Entire building is barrier free. There is audio in all worship spaces for the hearing impaired. Large-type prayerbooks are available. Other accomodations are happily made as needed.
Are services streamed online? Yes, here.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Rabbi’s messages are available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? We do not distinguish among the diverse family types in our congregation. Every family type is welcome and treated as equally valuable.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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