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Riverdale’s only synagogue in the area that is completely welcoming to interfaith and LGBTQ families and individuals.
Name: Kivinu & CSAIR
Address: 475 W 250th St, Bronx, NY 10471
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): We don’t have formal membership.
What percentage of members are older than 50? Kivinu: around 15%. CSAIR: around 40% older than 50.
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Kivinu: 50, Sat morning only. CSAIR: 200 Sat morning, 20 Fri night, daily services get 10-15
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Kivinu: 2 hrs. CSAIR: 3 hrs
Shabbat dress code: Usually skirts / dresses for women, button-down or sport coat for men
Daily services? Yes, at CSAIR, weekly at Kivinu
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Kivinu meets at CSAIR, both meet at address above
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book?
Children’s programming: Kivinu: no. CSAIR: yes, some sort of tot shabbat
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Somewhat. There are ramps and an elevator.
Are services streamed online? Don’t think so
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Low
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No to the first, not sure about the second.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No
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