“With God’s help we’ll be as successful as Jethro and Moses in pursuing things in the military and beyond,” the rabbi chaplain said.
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Congregation Beth Am
7150 Interstate 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78213-3468
Member units (households):
What percentage of members are older than 50?
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service?
About 12 for Kabbalat Shabbat, about 15 for Saturday morning.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service?
Saturday morning - 2 hrs. Friday night - 1 hr.
Shabbat dress code:
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services?
No - we rent space from the First Unitarian Universalist Church and have Kabbalat Shabbat at members’ homes.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services?
Language of service:
Is another language offered in the prayer book?
Prayer book has English transliteration.
No, but children are welcome at services.
Accessibility for people with disabilities:
No steps or barriers.
Are services streamed online?
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online?
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages?
Not sure, perhaps 10%.
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one?
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue?
No, we are fully egalitarian.
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