A tightly-knit, lay-led halachically observant partnership minyan in Skokie, IL.
Name: North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Address: 1175 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? Uncertain.
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday nights, 30-50; Saturday mornings, 175-400+ (if there is a Bar Mitzvah)
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 3 hours.
Shabbat dress code: Smart casual. Women typically wear dresses or skirts; men typically in ties and jackets.
Daily services? Yes
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: Mostly Hebrew, with a couple of prayers in English.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English
Children’s programming: Yes
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Yes, available here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? Uncertain.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No, he will not officiate or attend.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? Yes
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