Name: Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington
Address: 1132 Arcola Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Denominational affiliation: Orthodox
Member units (households): 500-700
What percentage of members are older than 50? 50%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 7 minyanim total, over 400 on Shabbat day.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2 hours 15 minutes, 1 hour 45 minutes
Shabbat dress code: mostly sport coats and suits for men, dresses and skirts for ladies.
Daily services? Yes
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes, multiple Kiddishes
Language of service: Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Youth Minyan for teens, youth programming for the younger kids.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes, ramps to main sanctuary and to social hall
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 0%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? Both men and women participate and chair various shul committees such as Youth Committee, Finance Committee as well as our shul Board. We are a traditional shul and only men lead services.
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