Name: The Highland Park Minyan
Address: 19 S 2nd Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904
Denominational affiliation: Egalitarian
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 90%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Typically around 25. We’re a havurah/minyan which meets every other Shabbat morning.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: It varies, but ties are rare, and a few of us wear shorts when it’s warm enough.
Daily services? No.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? The Highland Park Minyan meets at the annex of the Reformed Church of Highland Park.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, there is a regular pot luck lunch.
Language of service: Hebrew with some English.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English.
Children’s programming: No.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: We are based on the ground level.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No rabbi.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Less than 10%.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? We are lay-led.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? We’ve been fully egalitarian from the very beginning (45 years ago).
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