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Name: B’nai Zion Congregation
Address: 114 McBrien Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 100-200
What percentage of members are older than 50? 70%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday, 15 people, Saturday 35 people
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2.5 hours
Shabbat dress code: Business casual
Daily services? No
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, an oneg.
Language of service: 65% Hebrew, 35% English
Is another language offered in the prayer book? Hebrew and English
Children’s programming: Once a month
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 20%
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? No
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