“We didn’t want our holy articles being hurt. The firefighters saw how important it was. They were caring.”
Your guide to Jewish life at UH - academics, kosher dining, Hillel, Chabad, Israel activities, anti-Semitism and more!
Your guide to Jewish life at Rice - academics, kosher dining, Hillel, Chabad, Israel activities, anti-Semitism and more!
Museum Minyan at Congregation Beth Yeshurun
Address: 4525 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77096
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): We don’t have formal membership.
What percentage of members are older than 50? 60%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Saturday mornings, 50 people.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2:30
Shabbat dress code: Casual
Daily services? Yes, morning and evening everyday.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? We are a small part of Congregation Beth Yeshurun, so we use their building.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: Hebrew
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English translations.
Children’s programming: Yes
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? Not for the Museum Minyan.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? In the Museum Minyan, very low.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Uncertain of either.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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